Area Information for Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3BL

Garson Park in Stromness is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Stromness and South Isles ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Orkney and Shetland. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Orkney Islands. This page combines information for the address Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3BL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of KW16 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Very Remote Rural
Local Authority Orkney Islands
Ward Stromness and South Isles
UK Parliamentary Constituency Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament Constituency Orkney Islands
Country Scotland


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3BL:

Garson Way, Stromness, KW16 3EF
Garson Industrial Estate, Stromness, KW16 3AF
Garson Place, Stromness, KW16 3EE
Hamnavoe, Stromness, KW16 3JQ
Garson Loan, Stromness, KW16 3LE
Coplands Road, Stromness, KW16 3BW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about KW16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3BL is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 28
Semi-Detached 48
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 82
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 0
Total 80

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 22
Two People 27
Three People 9
Four People 11
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 80

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 67

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Orkney and Shetland UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 100
Female 104
Total 204

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 22
5-7 9
8-9 7
10-14 15
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 7
20-24 17
25-29 8
30-44 53
45-59 35
60-64 7
65-74 11
75-84 5
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 204

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode KW16 3BL does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 55
Married 65
Divorced 14
Separated 5
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 148

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 118
Good 64
Fair 15
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 204

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across Scotland 26.8% of residents had no qualification, 23.1% had Standard Grade, 14.3% had Highers, 9.7% had HNC/HND, and 26.1% had a degree (or similar).

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Due to the way in which census data was collected in Scotland, former SCE Higher Grade, Highers, and Advanced Highers are grouped together as "Highers" in the data below.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 38
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 9
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 32
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Total 148

Ethnic Group Embed This

Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being exclusively so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 204
Total 204

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.3% of the resident population of Scotland were born in Scotland. The other groups were 8.7% English, 0.3% Welsh, 0.7% Northern Irish, 0.4% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.6% from other European Union countries, and 4% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 25
Wales 0
Scotland 167
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 1
Total 204

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Scotland is primarily a Christian country, with 15.9% of residents Catholic, 37.9% other Christians, and 2.5% other religions. Approximately 36.7% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 7% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Catholic 4
Other Christian 93
No Religion 81
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 19
Total 204

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Stromness and South Isles ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 62
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 7
Total 142

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 4
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 102
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Below are the details of the closest services to KW16 3BL. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for KW16 3BL.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest primary schools to Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3BL. The nearest is Stromness Primary School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Primary School 560 yards
Stenness Community School 2.6 miles
Orphir Community School 5.9 miles
Dounby Community School 6.8 miles
Firth Primary School 6.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3BL. The nearest is Stromness Academy, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Academy 560 yards

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Garson Park, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3BL. The nearest is Stromness Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Surgery 0.6 miles
Dounby Surgery 7.1 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.