Area Information for Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA

This postcode in Paisley is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Paisley East and Central ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Paisley and Renfrewshire South. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Paisley. This page combines information for the address Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PA2 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 Large Urban Area
Local Authority Renfrewshire
Ward Paisley East and Central
UK Parliamentary Constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Scottish Parliament Constituency Paisley
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 Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA:

Lochfield Road, Paisley, PA2 7QT
Lochfield Road, Paisley, PA2 7PA
Glenapp Road, Paisley, PA2 7PS
Glenapp Avenue, Paisley, PA2 7PH
Glenshiel Avenue, Paisley, PA2 7PX
Glenshira Avenue, Paisley, PA2 7PY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PA2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 7
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 32
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Paisley, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 56% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rent Free 1
Total 32

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 13
Three People 8
Four People 2
Five People 0
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 32

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 5
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 20

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 Paisley and Renfrewshire South UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 54% male.

Gender
Male 39
Female 33
Total 72

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 1
5-7 1
8-9 1
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 3
20-24 4
25-29 1
30-44 13
45-59 15
60-64 11
65-74 13
75-84 5
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 72

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in PA2 7SA is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 23
Married 35
Divorced 5
Separated 4
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 69

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 27
Good 24
Fair 13
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 72

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

PA2 7SA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 51% 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) 8
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 6
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 4
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Total 69

Ethnic Group Embed This

Paisley, 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 72
Total 72

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 4
Wales 0
Scotland 67
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 0
Total 72

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 23
No Religion 20
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 7
Total 72

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Paisley East and Central ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 25% 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 27
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 63

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 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Administration 1
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 35
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Below are the details of the closest services to PA2 7SA. 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 PA2 7SA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA. The nearest railway station is Hawkhead, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hawkhead 0.8 miles
Paisley Canal 1 mile
Paisley Gilmour Street 1.4 miles
Crookston 1.7 miles
Barrhead 1.9 miles
Paisley St James 2.1 miles
Nitshill 2.2 miles
Hillington West 2.2 miles
Mosspark 2.3 miles
Hillington East 2.5 miles
Priesthill & Darnley 2.7 miles
Corkerhill 2.8 miles
Cardonald 2.9 miles
Kennishead 3.3 miles
Neilston 3.4 miles
Thornliebank 3.9 miles
Johnstone (Renfrewshire) 3.9 miles
Patterton 3.9 miles
Pollokshaws West 4 miles
Dumbreck 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA. The nearest is Todholm Primary School, approximately 230 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA. The nearest is St Andrew's Academy, approximately 850 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA. The nearest is Abbey Medical Centre, approximately 0.9 miles 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 Paisley, Scotland, PA2 7SA. The nearest is Dykebar Hospital, approximately half a mile away.

* 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.