Area Information for Tankerness, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2QU

This postcode in Tankerness is in Scotland. The postcode is within the East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray 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 Tankerness, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2QU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of KW17 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 East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
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 Tankerness, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2QU:

Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QT
Greenfield, Toab, Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QN
Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QP
Toab, Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QG
Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QR
Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about KW17 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Tankerness, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2QU 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 Tankerness, Orkney, 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 54
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 64
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 62

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 18
Three People 8
Four People 7
Five People 3
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 62

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 47

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 71
Female 73
Total 144

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 9
5-7 2
8-9 5
10-14 8
15 0
16-17 7
18-19 5
20-24 6
25-29 5
30-44 35
45-59 36
60-64 9
65-74 10
75-84 6
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 144

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode KW17 2QU 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 35
Married 65
Divorced 7
Separated 4
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 120

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 96% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 102
Good 36
Fair 3
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 144

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 41
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 9
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 30
No GCSEs 21
Total 120

Ethnic Group Embed This

Tankerness, Orkney, 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 144
Total 144

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 2
Scotland 115
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 3
Total 144

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 5
Other Christian 74
No Religion 47
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 144

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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 53
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 1
Total 113

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 1
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 97
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Below are the details of the closest services to Tankerness. 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 KW17 2QU.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest primary schools to Tankerness, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2QU. The nearest is St Andrew's Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Andrew's Primary School < 50 yards
Papdale Primary School 4.7 miles
Glaitness School 5.3 miles
Burray Primary School 6.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Tankerness, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2QU. The nearest is Kirkwall Grammar School, approximately 4.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kirkwall Grammar School 4.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 3 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tankerness, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2QU. The nearest is Heilendi Practice, approximately 4.6 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heilendi Practice 4.6 miles
Orcades Practice 4.9 miles
Skerryvore Practice 5 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Tankerness, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2QU. The nearest is Balfour Hospital, approximately 4.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Balfour Hospital 4.9 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 KW17 2QU

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.

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Average Download Speed 18.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 76.6Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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