Area Information for Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE

Argyll Square in Oban is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Oban South and the Isles ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Argyll and Bute. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Argyll and Bute. This page combines information for the address Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PA34 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 Very Remote Small Town
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
Ward Oban South and the Isles
UK Parliamentary Constituency Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament Constituency Argyll and Bute
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 Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE:

Argyll Square, Oban, PA34 4AZ
Macgregor Court, Oban, PA34 4DJ
Argyll Square, Oban, PA34 4BD
Station Road, Oban, PA34 4LN
Argyll Square, Oban, PA34 4AT
Argyll Square, Oban, PA34 4AU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PA34 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE 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 Argyll Square, Oban, 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 2
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 40
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 16
Total 68
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 34% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 65

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 34
Two People 17
Three People 9
Four People 3
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 65

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
Total 53

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 PA34 4BE however is predominantly male (57%). 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 69
Female 52
Total 121

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 2
8-9 1
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 4
20-24 18
25-29 14
30-44 29
45-59 22
60-64 3
65-74 8
75-84 4
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 121

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode PA34 4BE 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 53
Married 28
Divorced 13
Separated 5
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 105

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 73
Good 29
Fair 14
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 121

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) 26
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 15
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 10
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 22
Total 105

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% white.

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 106
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 3
Black African 2
Total 121

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 11
Wales 1
Scotland 89
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 3
Other 14
Total 121

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 19
Other Christian 45
No Religion 48
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 1
Total 121

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Oban South and the Isles ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 44
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 0
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 1
Total 98

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 3
Manufacturing 1
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 24
Information and Communication 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 82
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Below are the details of the closest services to PA34 4BE. 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 PA34 4BE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE. The nearest railway station is Oban, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Oban 140 yards
Connel Ferry 4.3 miles
Taynuilt 9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest primary schools to Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE. The nearest is Park Primary School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE. The nearest is Oban High School, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Oban High School 680 yards

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE. The nearest is Lorn Medical Centre, approximately 410 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lorn Medical Centre 410 yards
Taynuilt Medical Practice 4.3 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE. The nearest is Lorn & Islands Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lorn & Islands Hospital 0.8 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.