Area Information for Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR

This postcode in Wemyss Bay is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Inverclyde South West ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Inverclyde. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Greenock and Inverclyde. This page combines information for the address Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PA18 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 June 2000. 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 Accessible Rural
Local Authority Inverclyde
Ward Inverclyde South West
UK Parliamentary Constituency Inverclyde
Scottish Parliament Constituency Greenock and Inverclyde
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 Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR:

Linnhe Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6DE
Rannoch Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6DD
Lomond Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6DP
Melfort Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6DL
Lomond Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6DW
Etive Road, Wemyss Bay, PA18 6DN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PA18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR 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 Wemyss Bay, 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 33
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
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 67% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rent Free 0
Total 72

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 8
Two People 24
Three People 18
Four People 14
Five People 7
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 72

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 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 59

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 Inverclyde UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 103
Female 104
Total 207

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 5
8-9 4
10-14 15
15 6
16-17 7
18-19 8
20-24 16
25-29 8
30-44 36
45-59 66
60-64 10
65-74 17
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 207

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode PA18 6DR 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 49
Married 98
Divorced 13
Separated 2
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 168

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 131
Good 60
Fair 10
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 207

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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) 47
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 28
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 38
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Total 168

Ethnic Group Embed This

Wemyss Bay, 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 207
Total 207

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 13
Wales 1
Scotland 187
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 3
Total 207

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 74
Other Christian 80
No Religion 46
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 5
Total 207

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Inverclyde South West ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 15% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 74
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 168

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 122
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Below are the details of the closest services to PA18 6DR. 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 PA18 6DR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR. The nearest railway station is Wemyss Bay, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wemyss Bay 0.9 miles
Inverkip 1.4 miles
IBM 3.7 miles
Branchton 4.9 miles
Drumfrochar 5.8 miles
Gourock 5.8 miles
Fort Matilda 6.1 miles
Greenock West 6.2 miles
Whinhill 6.5 miles
Greenock Central 6.6 miles
Largs 6.7 miles
Cartsdyke 7.2 miles
Bogston 7.7 miles
Port Glasgow 8.4 miles
Woodhall 9.6 miles
Fairlie 9.6 miles
Helensburgh Central 11 miles
Craigendoran 11 miles
Cardross 11 miles
Helensburgh Upper 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR. The nearest is Wemyss Bay Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR. The nearest is Inverclyde Academy, approximately 4.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Inverclyde Academy 4.6 miles
St Columba's High School 5.2 miles
Dunoon Grammar School 5.2 miles
Clydeview Academy 5.5 miles
Notre Dame High School 5.7 miles
Largs Academy 6.3 miles
Rothesay Academy 7.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR. The nearest is Dr Rai's Practice, approximately 1.5 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 7 closest hospitals to Wemyss Bay, Scotland, PA18 6DR. The nearest is Cowal Community Hospital, approximately 4.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cowal Community Hospital 4.9 miles
Inverclyde Royal Hospital 4.9 miles
Larkfield Unit 4.9 miles
Orchard View 4.9 miles
Brooksby Day Hospital 6.3 miles
Victoria Hospital 7.6 miles
Victoria Hospital Annexe 7.7 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.