Area Information for Scotland, KY5 9AJ

This postcode is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Cowdenbeath. This page combines information for the address Scotland, KY5 9AJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of KY5 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 Accessible Rural
Local Authority Fife
Ward Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty
UK Parliamentary Constituency Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Scottish Parliament Constituency Cowdenbeath
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 Scotland, KY5 9AJ:

Joe Temperley Wynd, Lochgelly, KY5 9AE
Jenny Gray Place, Lochgelly, KY5 9BF
Fraser Drive, Lochgelly, KY5 9LS
Plantation Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9LP
The Avenue, Lochgelly, KY5 9LL
Melville Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9JE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about KY5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Scotland, KY5 9AJ 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 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 53
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 72
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 57% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 68

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 7
Two People 31
Three People 16
Four People 7
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 68

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 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 66

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 Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Gender
Male 86
Female 95
Total 181

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 18
5-7 11
8-9 4
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 3
20-24 8
25-29 12
30-44 54
45-59 40
60-64 12
65-74 4
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 181

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode KY5 9AJ 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 34
Married 77
Divorced 18
Separated 7
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 138

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 104
Good 58
Fair 12
Bad 5
Very Bad 2
Total 181

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) 34
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 15
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 25
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 47
No GCSEs or Equivalent 17
Total 138

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 181
Total 181

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 0
Scotland 155
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 2
Total 181

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 28
Other Christian 42
No Religion 99
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 11
Total 181

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 3
Total 138

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
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 99
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Below are the details of the closest services to KY5 9AJ. 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 KY5 9AJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Scotland, KY5 9AJ. The nearest railway station is Lochgelly, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lochgelly 0.7 miles
Cardenden 1.8 miles
Cowdenbeath 1.9 miles
Aberdour 5 miles
Kirkcaldy 5.3 miles
Burntisland 5.5 miles
Dunfermline Queen Margaret 5.6 miles
Kinghorn 6.3 miles
Dalgety Bay 6.4 miles
Glenrothes with Thornton 6.6 miles
Dunfermline Town 7.1 miles
Inverkeithing 7.3 miles
Rosyth 7.4 miles
Markinch 8.4 miles
North Queensferry 8.7 miles
Dalmeny 11 miles
Ladybank 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Scotland, KY5 9AJ. The nearest is Lochgelly South Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Scotland, KY5 9AJ. The nearest is Lochgelly High School, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Scotland, KY5 9AJ. The nearest is Dr K Thompson, approximately 730 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Scotland, KY5 9AJ. The nearest is Lynebank Hospital, approximately 5.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lynebank Hospital 5.3 miles
Whytemans Brae Hospital 5.5 miles
Victoria Hospital 5.5 miles
Victoria Maternity Unit 5.5 miles
Queen Margaret Hospital 5.7 miles
Glenrothes Hospital 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.