Area Information for Oban, Scotland, PA80 5UT

This postcode in Oban is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Na h-Eileanan an Iar. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Na h-Eileanan an Iar. This page combines information for the address Oban, Scotland, PA80 5UT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PA80 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 December 1995. 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 Very Remote Rural
Local Authority Na h-Eileanan Siar
Ward Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas
UK Parliamentary Constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament Constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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 Oban, Scotland, PA80 5UT:

Seaview, Drimnin, Oban, PA80 5XY
Drimnin, Oban, PA80 5XZ
Morvern, Oban, PA80 5XF
Morvern, Oban, PA80 5XE
Morvern, Oban, PA80 5XU
Achnaha View, Morvern, Oban, PA80 5AB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PA80 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oban, Scotland, PA80 5UT 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 Oban, 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 63
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 83
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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 29
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
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 38
Two People 19
Three People 5
Four People 6
Five People 2
Six People 2
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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 49

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 Na h-Eileanan an Iar UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Gender
Male 66
Female 71
Total 137

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 5
8-9 2
10-14 13
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 1
20-24 3
25-29 3
30-44 29
45-59 33
60-64 7
65-74 18
75-84 9
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 137

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in PA80 5UT is high - 7% 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 37
Married 35
Divorced 10
Separated 9
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 109

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 38
Fair 20
Bad 4
Very Bad 2
Total 137

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) 31
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 7
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 17
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Total 109

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Oban, 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 99% 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 135
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 137

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 122
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 0
Total 137

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 93
Other Christian 15
No Religion 23
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 6
Total 137

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh, Eirisgeigh agus Uibhist a Deas ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% 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 36
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 3
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 4
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 3
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 62
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Below are the details of the closest services to PA80 5UT. 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 PA80 5UT.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest primary schools to Oban, Scotland, PA80 5UT. The nearest is Castlebay School, approximately 3.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castlebay School 3.5 miles
Eoligarry Primary School 3.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Oban, Scotland, PA80 5UT. The nearest is Castlebay School, approximately 3.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castlebay School 3.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 1 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oban, Scotland, PA80 5UT. The nearest is Barra Medical Practice, approximately 3.5 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Barra Medical Practice 3.5 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Oban, Scotland, PA80 5UT. The nearest is St Brendans Cot Hospital, approximately 3.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Brendans Cot Hospital 3.9 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.