Area Information for Oxton, Lauder, Scotland, TD2 6RA

This postcode in Oxton is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Leaderdale and Melrose ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale. This page combines information for the address Oxton, Lauder, Scotland, TD2 6RA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TD2 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 Remote Rural
Local Authority Scottish Borders
Ward Leaderdale and Melrose
UK Parliamentary Constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Scottish Parliament Constituency Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
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 Oxton, Lauder, Scotland, TD2 6RA:

Oxton, Lauder, TD2 6PR
Justice Park, Oxton, Lauder, TD2 6NZ
Station Road, Oxton, Lauder, TD2 6PW
The Row, Oxton, Lauder, TD2 6PH
Heriot Field, Oxton, Lauder, TD2 6PJ
The Loan, Oxton, Lauder, TD2 6PL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TD2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Oxton, Lauder, Scotland, TD2 6RA 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 Oxton, Lauder, 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 49
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 69
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oxton, Lauder, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 21% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 61

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 10
Two People 32
Three People 11
Four People 7
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 61

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 45

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 Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 72
Female 69
Total 141

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 6
8-9 1
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 0
20-24 8
25-29 2
30-44 25
45-59 49
60-64 6
65-74 16
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 141

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TD2 6RA 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 29
Married 75
Divorced 8
Separated 5
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 120

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 82
Good 40
Fair 15
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 141

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

TD2 6RA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 62
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 5
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 15
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 21
Total 120

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Oxton, Lauder, 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 140
Black Caribbean 1
Total 141

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 34
Wales 1
Scotland 96
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 7
Total 141

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 6
Other Christian 52
No Religion 74
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 6
Total 141

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Leaderdale and Melrose ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% 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 38
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 109

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 18
Manufacturing 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 1
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 85
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Below are the details of the closest services to Oxton. 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 TD2 6RA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Oxton, Lauder, Scotland, TD2 6RA. The nearest railway station is Stow, approximately 6.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stow 6.5 miles
Galashiels 11 miles
Gorebridge 12 miles
Tweedbank 12 miles
Eskbank 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest primary schools to Oxton, Lauder, Scotland, TD2 6RA. The nearest is Channelkirk Primary School, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 2 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oxton, Lauder, Scotland, TD2 6RA. The nearest is Stow & Lauder Health, approximately 6.5 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stow & Lauder Health 6.5 miles
Pathhead Medical Practice 9.2 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 TD2 6RA

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 14 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 26.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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