Area Information for Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB

This postcode in Wishaw is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Wishaw ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Motherwell and Wishaw. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Motherwell and Wishaw. This page combines information for the address Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ML2 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2002. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Large Urban Area
Local Authority North Lanarkshire
Ward Wishaw
UK Parliamentary Constituency Motherwell and Wishaw
Scottish Parliament Constituency Motherwell and Wishaw
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 Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB:

Station Road, Wishaw, ML2 0EX
Caledonian Road, Wishaw, ML2 0HT
Station Road, Wishaw, ML2 0HX
Beltane Street, Wishaw, ML2 0HD
Caledonian Road, Wishaw, ML2 0HU
Dundyvan Street, Wishaw, ML2 0HF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ML2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB 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 Wishaw, Scotland consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 16
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 52
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 89
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wishaw, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 19
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rent Free 1
Total 79

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 26
Two People 35
Three People 9
Four People 9
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 79

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
Total 70

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 Motherwell and Wishaw UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 78
Female 81
Total 159

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 10
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 11
20-24 19
25-29 19
30-44 33
45-59 34
60-64 2
65-74 8
75-84 7
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 159

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ML2 0YB 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 72
Married 42
Divorced 14
Separated 7
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 137

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 81
Good 48
Fair 24
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 159

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) 38
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 21
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 19
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 33
Total 137

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Wishaw, 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 156
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Black African 1
Total 159

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 3
Wales 0
Scotland 151
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 1
Total 159

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 47
Other Christian 51
No Religion 53
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 8
Total 159

Economic Activity Embed This

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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 4
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 130

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 11
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 89
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Below are the details of the closest services to ML2 0YB. 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 ML2 0YB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB. The nearest railway station is Wishaw, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wishaw 400 yards
Shieldmuir 1.4 miles
Cleland 2.1 miles
Carfin 2.6 miles
Merryton 2.8 miles
Airbles 2.8 miles
Motherwell 3 miles
Larkhall 3.2 miles
Chatelherault 3.3 miles
Holytown 3.3 miles
Hartwood 4.1 miles
Carluke 4.1 miles
Hamilton Central 4.5 miles
Bellshill 4.9 miles
Hamilton West 5.1 miles
Shotts 5.7 miles
Drumgelloch 6.4 miles
Blantyre 6.6 miles
Airdrie 6.6 miles
Whifflet 6.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB. The nearest is St Thomas' Primary School, approximately 720 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB. The nearest is St Aidan's High School, approximately 760 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB. The nearest is Branchalwood Medical Practice, approximately 150 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Wishaw, Scotland, ML2 0YB. The nearest is University Hospital Wishaw , approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
University Hospital Wishaw 0.8 miles
Cleland Hospital 2.1 miles
Airbles Road Centre 2.4 miles
Strathclyde Hospital 3.2 miles
Hartwoodhill Hospital 3.8 miles
Beckford Lodge 5 miles
Roadmeetings Hospital 5.3 miles
Udston Hospital 6 miles
Kirklands Hospital 6.2 miles
Stonehouse Hospital 6.3 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.