Area Information for Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA

This postcode in Perth is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Perth City Centre ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Perth and North Perthshire. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Perthshire South and Kinross-shire. This page combines information for the address Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PH1 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 1999. 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 Urban Area
Local Authority Perth and Kinross
Ward Perth City Centre
UK Parliamentary Constituency Perth and North Perthshire
Scottish Parliament Constituency Perthshire South and Kinross-shire
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 Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA:

Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 5TW
Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 5TX
Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 5RW
Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 5RN
Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 5RP
Ballantine Place, Perth, PH1 5RR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PH1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA 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 Perth, 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 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 44
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 53
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Perth, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 75% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 3
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 14
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 25
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 0
Total 52

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 33
Two People 13
Three People 2
Four People 4
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 52

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 5
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 42

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 PH1 5WA however is predominantly male (58%). 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 47
Female 34
Total 81

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 2
8-9 0
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 4
20-24 9
25-29 8
30-44 17
45-59 21
60-64 3
65-74 12
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 81

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode PH1 5WA 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 33
Married 24
Divorced 14
Separated 1
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 75

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 23
Good 38
Fair 14
Bad 3
Very Bad 3
Total 81

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 11
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5
1-4 GCSEs 24
No GCSEs 24
Total 75

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Perth, 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 80
Other Asian 1
Total 81

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 7
Wales 0
Scotland 64
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 8
Other 2
Total 81

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 18
Other Christian 32
No Religion 26
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 5
Total 81

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Perth City Centre ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% 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 30
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 0
Total 74

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 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
HealthInc. Social Work 1
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 45
Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to PH1 5WA. 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 PH1 5WA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA. The nearest railway station is Perth, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perth 0.7 miles
Dunkeld & Birnam 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA. The nearest is St Ninian's Episcopal Primary School, approximately 120 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 7 closest secondary schools to Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA. The nearest is Perth Grammar School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perth Grammar School 0.5 miles
St John's RC Academy 0.6 miles
Perth Academy 1 mile
Perth High School 1.2 miles
Craigclowan School 2.2 miles
Strathallan School 3.8 miles
Kilgraston School 4.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA. The nearest is Green Practice, Whitefriars Surgery, approximately 550 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Perth, Scotland, PH1 5WA. The nearest is Perth Royal Infirmary, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perth Royal Infirmary 0.6 miles
Murray Royal Hospital 1.1 miles
Scone Day Hospital 1.8 miles
Perth Dental Hospital 1.9 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.