Area Information for Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR

Alva Terrace 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 Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR, 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.

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 Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR:

Lochview Avenue, Gourock, PA19 1XN
Cambridge Avenue, Gourock, PA19 1XT
Duthie Road, Gourock, PA19 1XS
Caledonia Crescent, Gourock, PA19 1XW
Woodlea Lane, Gourock, PA19 1TZ
Caledonia Crescent, Gourock, PA19 1XP

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 Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR 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 Alva Terrace, Gourock, 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 24
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 42
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 14
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 42

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 9
Two People 19
Three People 6
Four People 5
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 42

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 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 29

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around PA19 1XR however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 55
Female 45
Total 100

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 0
5-7 0
8-9 1
10-14 6
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 4
20-24 6
25-29 4
30-44 8
45-59 33
60-64 9
65-74 9
75-84 13
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 100

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PA19 1XR there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 62% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 25
Married 62
Divorced 1
Separated 2
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 93

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 62
Good 28
Fair 9
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 100

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) 44
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 12
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 14
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 9
Total 93

Ethnic Group Embed This

Alva Terrace, 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 100
Total 100

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 2
Wales 0
Scotland 92
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 0
Other 4
Total 100

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 56
No Religion 15
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 1
Total 100

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Inverclyde 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 35
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 2
Total 79

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 1
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 50
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Below are the details of the closest services to PA19 1XR. 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 1XR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR. The nearest railway station is Fort Matilda, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Fort Matilda 650 yards
Gourock 0.8 miles
Branchton 1 mile
Drumfrochar 1.4 miles
Greenock West 1.4 miles
Greenock Central 2 miles
IBM 2 miles
Whinhill 2.4 miles
Cartsdyke 2.8 miles
Bogston 3.7 miles
Helensburgh Central 4.3 miles
Inverkip 4.4 miles
Craigendoran 4.4 miles
Port Glasgow 4.6 miles
Helensburgh Upper 4.8 miles
Cardross 5.7 miles
Woodhall 5.9 miles
Wemyss Bay 6.4 miles
Renton 8.4 miles
Langbank 8.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR. The nearest is Gourock Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR. The nearest is Clydeview Academy, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Clydeview Academy 390 yards
St Columba's High School 0.7 miles
Inverclyde Academy 1.2 miles
Notre Dame High School 1.3 miles
Hermitage Academy 4.8 miles
Dunoon Grammar School 4.8 miles
Port Glasgow High School 6.2 miles
St Stephen's High School 6.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR. The nearest is Gourock Medical Practice, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Alva Terrace, Gourock, Scotland, PA19 1XR. 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 4.9 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.