Area Information for Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JX

This postcode in Acharacle is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Fort William and Ardnamurchan ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Ross, Skye and Lochaber. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. This page combines information for the address Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PH36 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 Highland
Ward Fort William and Ardnamurchan
UK Parliamentary Constituency Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Constituency Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
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 Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JX:

Morrison Place, Acharacle, PH36 4JJ
Macnaughton Crescent, Acharacle, PH36 4JR
Kentra, Acharacle, PH36 4LA
Arivegaig, Acharacle, PH36 4LE
Salen, Acharacle, PH36 4JN
Newton, Acharacle, PH36 4LB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PH36 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JX 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 Acharacle, 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 54
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 61
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This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 9
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rent Free 4
Total 48

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 14
Two People 19
Three People 5
Four People 5
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 48

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 26

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 Ross, Skye and Lochaber UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Gender
Male 62
Female 51
Total 113

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 10
5-7 1
8-9 1
10-14 2
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 1
20-24 4
25-29 6
30-44 16
45-59 25
60-64 10
65-74 23
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 113

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode PH36 4JX 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 25
Married 61
Divorced 2
Separated 2
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 97

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 62
Good 30
Fair 17
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 113

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) 38
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 18
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 7
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 20
Total 97

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Acharacle, 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 112
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 113

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 27
Wales 2
Scotland 78
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 3
Total 113

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 31
Other Christian 29
No Religion 32
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 113

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Fort William and Ardnamurchan 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 22
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 1
Total 88

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 11
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 3
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 10
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 59
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Below are the details of the closest services to PH36 4JX. 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 PH36 4JX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest railway stations to Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JX. The nearest railway station is Lochailort, approximately 9.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lochailort 9.1 miles
Beasdale 9.5 miles
Arisaig 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest primary schools to Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JX. The nearest is Acharacle Primary School, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Acharacle Primary School 1.8 miles
Strontian Primary School 8.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JX. The nearest is Ardnamurchan High School, approximately 8.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ardnamurchan High School 8.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 1 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Acharacle, Scotland, PH36 4JX. The nearest is Acharacle Medical Practice, approximately 1.8 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Acharacle Medical Practice 1.8 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.

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Broadband in PH36 4JX

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 28 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 7.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 40Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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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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