Area Information for Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3HU

This postcode 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 Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3HU, 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 Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3HU:

Sandwick, Stromness, KW16 3LW
Hillside Road, Stromness, KW16 3HR
Hillside Park, Stromness, KW16 3HJ
Sandwick, Stromness, KW16 3JF
Sandwick, Stromness, KW16 3HY
North End Road, Stromness, KW16 3LH

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 Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3HU 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 Stromness, Scotland consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 38
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 45
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 5
Total 42

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 11
Two People 11
Three People 6
Four People 7
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 42

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 28

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around KW16 3HU however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 64
Female 50
Total 114

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 2
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 11
15 5
16-17 3
18-19 2
20-24 5
25-29 6
30-44 17
45-59 31
60-64 2
65-74 16
75-84 5
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 114

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode KW16 3HU 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 31
Married 48
Divorced 4
Separated 3
Widowed 4
Same Sex 0
Total 90

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 68
Good 32
Fair 11
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 114

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

KW16 3HU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 40% 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) 23
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 5
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 9
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 36
Total 90

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 99% 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 113
Indian 1
Total 114

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 10
Wales 0
Scotland 101
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 2
Total 114

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 0
Other Christian 69
No Religion 31
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 114

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Stromness and South Isles ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 27% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 33
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 82

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 18
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 64
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Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest primary schools to Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3HU. The nearest is Stromness Primary School, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Primary School 2 miles
Stenness Community School 3.3 miles
Dounby Community School 5.2 miles
Firth Primary School 7 miles
Orphir Community School 7.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3HU. The nearest is Stromness Academy, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Academy 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3HU. The nearest is Stromness Surgery, approximately 2.4 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stromness Surgery 2.4 miles
Dounby Surgery 5.4 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.

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Broadband in KW16 3HU

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 26 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 62.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 11.4Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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