Area Information for Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS

This postcode in Bishopton is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Paisley and Renfrewshire North. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Renfrewshire North and West. This page combines information for the address Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PA7 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 1997. 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 Accessible Small Town
Local Authority Renfrewshire
Ward Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank
UK Parliamentary Constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Scottish Parliament Constituency Renfrewshire North and West
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 Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS:

Morar Crescent, Bishopton, PA7 5DZ
Yarrow Crescent, Bishopton, PA7 5ED
Cawdor Crescent, Bishopton, PA7 5DX
Teviot Drive, Bishopton, PA7 5EA
Carrick Road, Bishopton, PA7 5DY
Ettrick Drive, Bishopton, PA7 5EB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PA7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS 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 Bishopton, Scotland consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 46
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 74
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 33
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rent Free 0
Total 72

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 13
Two People 25
Three People 17
Four People 13
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 72

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 52

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 North UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 54% male.

Gender
Male 100
Female 86
Total 186

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 7
5-7 8
8-9 3
10-14 4
15 5
16-17 4
18-19 7
20-24 9
25-29 10
30-44 29
45-59 54
60-64 14
65-74 24
75-84 6
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 186

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode PA7 5DS 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 37
Married 104
Divorced 4
Separated 3
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 159

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 104
Good 61
Fair 16
Bad 3
Very Bad 2
Total 186

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) 49
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 20
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 27
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 39
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Total 159

Ethnic Group Embed This

Bishopton, 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 186
Total 186

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 15
Wales 0
Scotland 169
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 0
Total 186

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 94
No Religion 50
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 186

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% 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 72
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 151

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 10
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 105
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Below are the details of the closest services to PA7 5DS. 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 PA7 5DS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS. The nearest railway station is Bishopton, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bishopton 520 yards
Bowling 1.8 miles
Kilpatrick 2.1 miles
Dalmuir 2.7 miles
Dumbarton East 3.4 miles
Singer 3.5 miles
Clydebank 3.6 miles
Langbank 3.7 miles
Dumbarton Central 3.9 miles
Paisley St James 4.2 miles
Drumry 4.3 miles
Dalreoch 4.3 miles
Yoker 4.4 miles
Paisley Gilmour Street 4.9 miles
Johnstone 4.9 miles
Drumchapel 5.2 miles
Garscadden 5.2 miles
Paisley Canal 5.3 miles
Renton 5.7 miles
Scotstounhill 5.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS. The nearest is Bishopton Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS. The nearest is Park Mains High School, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS. The nearest is Bishopton Medical Practice, approximately 450 yards 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 Bishopton, Scotland, PA7 5DS. The nearest is Golden Jubilee National Hospital, approximately 2.9 miles 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.