Area Information for Back Road, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3DX

Back Road 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 Back Road, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3DX, 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 Back Road, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3DX:

Back Road, Stromness, KW16 3AX
Grieveship West, Stromness, KW16 3BQ
St. Peters Park, Stromness, KW16 3EH
Manse Park, Stromness, KW16 3AU
Grieveship Brae, Stromness, KW16 3BG
Grieveship Terrace, Stromness, KW16 3AY

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 Back Road, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3DX 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 17
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 58
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Back Road, Stromness, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 19
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 53

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 23
Two People 15
Three People 11
Four People 4
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 53

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 34

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Stromness and South Isles ward however contains significantly more women than average (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 53
Female 77
Total 130

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 4
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 3
15 2
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 3
25-29 11
30-44 20
45-59 24
60-64 3
65-74 21
75-84 13
85-89 4
90+ 15
Total 130

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of KW16 3DX the number widowed residents is high - 24% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 41
Married 29
Divorced 10
Separated 4
Widowed 31
Same Sex 0
Total 115

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 56
Good 52
Fair 18
Bad 4
Very Bad 0
Total 130

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Back Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 20
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 9
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 9
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 62
Total 115

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Back Road, 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 98% 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 128
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Pakistani 1
Total 130

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 20
Wales 1
Scotland 103
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 2
Total 130

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 65
No Religion 50
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 11
Total 130

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Stromness and South Isles ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 35
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 83

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
Manufacturing 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 56
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Below are the details of the closest services to KW16 3DX. 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 3DX.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest primary schools to Back Road, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3DX. The nearest is Stromness Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Primary School 0.8 miles
Stenness Community School 3.5 miles
Orphir Community School 6.5 miles
Firth Primary School 7.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Back Road, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3DX. The nearest is Stromness Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Academy 0.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 1 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Back Road, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3DX. The nearest is Stromness Surgery, approximately 620 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Surgery 620 yards

* 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.