Area Information for Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL

This postcode in Gourock is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Inverclyde 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 Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PA19 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 December 1999. 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 Urban Area
Local Authority Inverclyde
Ward Inverclyde 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 Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL:

Cove Road, Gourock, PA19 1RN
Eastern View, Gourock, PA19 1RH
Eastern View, Gourock, PA19 1RJ
Chalmers Street, Gourock, PA19 1RW
Riverside Gardens, Gourock, PA19 1RX
Caledonia Gardens, Gourock, PA19 1UE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PA19 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL 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 Gourock, 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 46
Flat (Converted) 8
Total 56
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Gourock, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 77% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 40
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 52

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 42
Two People 8
Three People 2
Four People 0
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 52

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 3
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 12

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 45% male.

Gender
Male 29
Female 35
Total 64

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around PA19 1RL has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 75% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

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

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PA19 1RL the number widowed residents is high - 41% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 10
Married 12
Divorced 16
Separated 0
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 64

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 Inverclyde West ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (39%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 7
Good 18
Fair 23
Bad 10
Very Bad 6
Total 64

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

PA19 1RL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 58% 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) 9
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 0
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 3
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Total 64

Ethnic Group Embed This

Gourock, 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 64
Total 64

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 6
Wales 0
Scotland 57
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 0
Total 64

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 10
Other Christian 43
No Religion 7
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 3
Total 64

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Inverclyde West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 48% 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 2
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 0
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 0
Total 27

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 1
Accommodation and Food 1
HealthInc. Social Work 1
Total 4
Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to PA19 1RL. 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 PA19 1RL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL. The nearest railway station is Gourock, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gourock 830 yards
Fort Matilda 0.6 miles
Branchton 1.1 miles
Drumfrochar 1.7 miles
Greenock West 1.8 miles
IBM 2 miles
Greenock Central 2.4 miles
Whinhill 2.8 miles
Cartsdyke 3.2 miles
Bogston 4.1 miles
Inverkip 4.2 miles
Helensburgh Central 4.5 miles
Craigendoran 4.7 miles
Port Glasgow 4.9 miles
Helensburgh Upper 5 miles
Cardross 6.1 miles
Woodhall 6.3 miles
Wemyss Bay 6.3 miles
Garelochhead 8.6 miles
Renton 8.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL. The nearest is Gourock Primary School, approximately 200 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL. The nearest is St Columba's High School, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Columba's High School 720 yards
Clydeview Academy 860 yards
Inverclyde Academy 1.2 miles
Notre Dame High School 1.7 miles
Dunoon Grammar School 4.4 miles
Hermitage Academy 5 miles
Port Glasgow High School 6.6 miles
St Stephen's High School 6.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL. The nearest is Gourock Medical Practice, approximately 710 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1RL. The nearest is Inverclyde Royal Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Inverclyde Royal Hospital 0.8 miles
Larkfield Unit 0.8 miles
Orchard View 0.8 miles
Cowal Community Hospital 4.5 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.