Area Information for Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, Scotland, PA61 7YW

This postcode in Scalasaig is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Kintyre and the Islands 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 Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, Scotland, PA61 7YW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PA61 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 Rural
Local Authority Argyll and Bute
Ward Kintyre and the Islands
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 Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, Scotland, PA61 7YW:

Dunoran, Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, PA61 7YZ
Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, PA61 7YP
Glassard, Isle Of Colonsay, PA61 7YN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PA61 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, Scotland, PA61 7YW 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 Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, 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 82
Semi-Detached 29
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 9
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 22% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 7
Total 74

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 36
Two People 28
Three People 5
Four People 3
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 74

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 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 48

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 Argyll and Bute UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Gender
Male 58
Female 74
Total 132

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 3
5-7 4
8-9 2
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 4
25-29 4
30-44 16
45-59 38
60-64 24
65-74 17
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 132

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PA61 7YW the number widowed residents is high - 17% 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 24
Married 61
Divorced 11
Separated 0
Widowed 23
Same Sex 2
Total 121

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 64
Good 45
Fair 19
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 132

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) 47
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 4
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 17
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 33
Total 121

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, 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 95% 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 126
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Black Caribbean 1
Total 132

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 48
Wales 0
Scotland 76
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 3
Total 132

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 9
Other Christian 65
No Religion 44
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 11
Total 132

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kintyre and the Islands ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% 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 28
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 105

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 4
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 4
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 1
Real Estate 4
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 69
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Below are the details of the closest services to Scalasaig. 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 PA61 7YW.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest primary schools to Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, Scotland, PA61 7YW. The nearest is Kilchattan Primary School, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kilchattan Primary School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 1 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Scalasaig, Isle Of Colonsay, Scotland, PA61 7YW. The nearest is Scalasaig Medical Practice, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scalasaig Medical Practice < 50 yards

* 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.

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Broadband in PA61 7YW

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 5-10Mbps. This is at the lower end of broadband speeds. While it is sufficient for internet browsing, and some light video and gaming use, users are likely to experience issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 10 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 6.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 8.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 0Mbps
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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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