Area Information for Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP

Sharp Grove in Lochgelly 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 Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP, 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 Urban Area
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 Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP:

Page Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9DU
Morris Avenue, Lochgelly, KY5 9EW
Hugh Avenue, Lochgelly, KY5 9DX
Haggis Ha, Lochgelly, KY5 9EB
Grays Road, Lochgelly, KY5 9DY
Boswell Road, Lochgelly, KY5 9DS

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 Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP 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 Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, 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 1
Semi-Detached 46
Terraced 19
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 68
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
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 21
Two People 28
Three People 6
Four People 11
Five People 2
Six People 0
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 0
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
Total 41

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 46% male.

Gender
Male 69
Female 80
Total 149

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 8
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 7
15 2
16-17 1
18-19 4
20-24 13
25-29 5
30-44 25
45-59 28
60-64 13
65-74 22
75-84 14
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 149

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode KY5 9EP 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 38
Married 62
Divorced 9
Separated 4
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 125

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.

However, this area of the Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 58
Good 41
Fair 31
Bad 13
Very Bad 6
Total 149

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Sharp Grove and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% 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) 4
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 15
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 12
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 56
Total 125

Ethnic Group Embed This

Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, 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 149
Total 149

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 1
Wales 0
Scotland 143
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 1
Total 149

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 22
Other Christian 70
No Religion 47
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 149

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% 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 39
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 1
Total 111

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 58
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Below are the details of the closest services to KY5 9EP. 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 9EP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP. The nearest railway station is Lochgelly, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lochgelly 560 yards
Cardenden 1.8 miles
Cowdenbeath 2 miles
Aberdour 5.4 miles
Kirkcaldy 5.5 miles
Dunfermline Queen Margaret 5.7 miles
Burntisland 6 miles
Glenrothes with Thornton 6.6 miles
Dalgety Bay 6.7 miles
Kinghorn 6.7 miles
Dunfermline Town 7.2 miles
Inverkeithing 7.6 miles
Rosyth 7.6 miles
Markinch 8.2 miles
North Queensferry 9 miles
Dalmeny 11 miles
Ladybank 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP. The nearest is St Patrick's R C Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP. The nearest is Lochgelly High School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP. The nearest is Dr K Thompson, approximately 650 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 Sharp Grove, Lochgelly, Scotland, KY5 9EP. The nearest is Lynebank Hospital, approximately 5.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lynebank Hospital 5.5 miles
Whytemans Brae Hospital 5.6 miles
Victoria Hospital 5.6 miles
Victoria Maternity Unit 5.6 miles
Queen Margaret Hospital 5.8 miles
Glenrothes Hospital 6.9 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 KY5 9EP

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 33.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 52.4Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 13.4Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet 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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