Area Information for Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, ZE2 9EQ

This postcode in Haroldswick, Unst is in Scotland. The postcode is within the North Isles ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Orkney and Shetland. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Shetland Islands. This page combines information for the address Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, ZE2 9EQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of ZE2 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 Shetland Islands
Ward North Isles
UK Parliamentary Constituency Orkney and Shetland
Scottish Parliament Constituency Shetland Islands
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 Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, ZE2 9EQ:

Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9ED
Beach Road, Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9EE
Taftens, Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9TN
Nordabrake, Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9TP
Brakefield Crescent, Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9EJ
Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, ZE2 9EF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about ZE2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, ZE2 9EQ 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 Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, 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 35
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 45
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

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 17
Owned with Mortgage 9
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 34

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 17
Two People 11
Three People 4
Four People 1
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 34

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 3
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 25

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 ZE2 9EQ however is predominantly male (57%). 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 34
Female 26
Total 60

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 0
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 2
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 1
20-24 2
25-29 1
30-44 6
45-59 17
60-64 13
65-74 8
75-84 3
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 60

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode ZE2 9EQ 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 18
Married 26
Divorced 6
Separated 1
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 56

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 21
Good 26
Fair 10
Bad 2
Very Bad 1
Total 60

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) 10
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 3
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 9
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 21
Total 56

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, 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 97% 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 58
Black African 1
Total 59

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 10
Wales 0
Scotland 49
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 1
Total 60

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 1
Other Christian 33
No Religion 17
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 8
Total 60

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the North Isles ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 25% 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 21
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 1
Total 51

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 2
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 3
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 32
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Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 2 closest primary schools to Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, ZE2 9EQ. The nearest is Baltasound Junior High School, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Baltasound Junior High School 2.9 miles
Cullivoe Primary School 8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, ZE2 9EQ. The nearest is Baltasound Junior High School, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Baltasound Junior High School 2.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 1 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, ZE2 9EQ. The nearest is Unst Health Centre, approximately 2.9 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Unst Health Centre 2.9 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.

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Broadband in ZE2 9EQ

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 5-10Mbps. This is at the lower end of broadband speeds. While it is sufficient for internet browsing, and some light video and gaming use, users are likely to experience issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

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 9 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 1.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 8.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 0.4Mbps
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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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