Kilsyth and Cumbernauld - Demographic Profile:

The 2001 census has just been published, and is available on-line at www.gro-scotland.gov.uk.

Latest figures for the settlement of Kilsyth show that the average age is 38, there are more women (5,295) than men (4,718) and the population has fallen by 2% in the past ten years from 10,013 to 9,816. However, the birth rate is higher than average, with 6.24% of the population aged under five, compared with the Scottish average of 5.47%.

More than one in five of the population is aged over 60 years, (21.1%) with a similar number aged under 18 (22.4%) 

50% of adults are married, whilst 6.5 % are cohabiting (living together). 5% are divorced, 3% separated, and over 9% are widowed. 25% of adults are unmarried.

 2001 Census information for Kilsyth, Croy and Cumbernauld - KS17 Cars or vans
All households
Settlement/Locality Percentage of households (number of cars or vans)
All households None One Two Three Four or more All cars or vans in the area2
Scotland 2,192,246    34.23    43.35    18.62    2.98    0.82    2,044,018   
Croy 298    60.74    30.20    7.05    2.01    -    150   
Cumbernauld 19,839    31.03    44.55    20.91    2.91    0.60    19,405   
Kilsyth 4,144    38.30  41.02  16.70  3.02  0.97  3,629   

Analysis - Kilsyth has a higher number of households without a car than the average. Croy has a very low number of car-owning households, whilst Cumbernauld has almost one car per household.

KCC is continuing to analyse the census, and will bring you more information when this work is completed.

 

Other data from older surveys:

The area has a fairly typical Scottish population profile, with a significantSomerfield supermarket in Kilsyth: photo Rob Kay number of people in rental housing, larger families, and less of a gap between better-off and poorer neighbourhoods. We spend more on food, children's clothing, furniture and social clubs, have fewer cars, spend less on investments, pubs and computers than the UK average, and have much less ethic diversity. We spend £215M in the shops each year - not counting housing, utilities, leisure, holidays, cars and entertainment etc. But we also have more people living in deprived council estates than average, and our pensioners are poorer than the UK as a whole. Logically we should have more good shops in the area, but a lot of that money is escaping to Glasgow, Stirling and Falkirk!


Employment: Kilsyth enjoys amongst the highest levels of employment in both Scotland and North Lanarkshire areas: However the low official unemployment figures mask an underlying workless rate of 20% of adults who are not working for one reason or another, including ill-health or caring responsibilities:
Unemployed Croy and Kilsyth South: 5.7%

Queenzieburn and Kilsyth West: 4.3%

Banton and Kilsyth East: 3.4%

Nth Lanarkshire:  5.8%


Household SEG: (economic group)
I - Professional 2.7%
II - Managerial/Technical 24.5%
III - Skilled (non-manual) 27.1%
IIIM - Skilled (manual) 23.6%
IV - Partly Skilled 15.4%
V - Unskilled 5.6%

Misc:
Own Residence 58.0%
Rent Residence 42.1%

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adjusted 1998 data from the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area

Census Data
 type Area Area% Index
AB 3,459 11.8 59
C1 7,767 26.4 97
C2 5,473 18.6 91
DE 12,717 43.2 133
Total Population 72,104
0-14 yrs 13,847 19.2 100
15-24 yrs 9,918 13.8 114
25-44 yrs 23,071 32 108
45-64 yrs 17,020 23.6 101
65+ yrs 8,248 11.4 73
No Car 11,885 40.5 122
1 car 11,885 40.5 122
2 cars 12,767 43.5 100
3 or more cars 202 0.7 20
No children 4,045 13.8 72
1 child 628 2.1 53
2 children 18,360 62.6 89
3 + children 4,418 15.1 124
Owned outright 1,766 6 115
Buying with Mortgage 2,285 7.8 33
Private rented [furnished] 13,517 46.1 108
Private rented [unfurnished] 169 0.6 16
Rented with Job 159 0.5 28
Rent council/housing assoc 12,989 44.3 181

 
Acorn Groups
  Area Area% Index
Wealthy achievers, suburban areas 267 0.9 7
Affluent greys, rural communities 24 0.1 4
Prosperous pensioners, retirement areas 0 0 0
Affluent executives, family areas 1,710 5.8 155
Well-off workers, family areas 3,321 11.3 157
Affluent urbanites, towns & city areas 807 2.8 108
Prosperous professionals, metro areas 0 0 0
Better-off executives, inner city areas 0 0 0
Comfortable middle agers, mature home owning areas 145 0.5 4
Skilled workers, home owning areas 1,924 6.6 62
New home owners, mature communities 4,316 14.7 153
White collar workers, home owning areas, multi-ethnic areas 102 0.3 9
Older people, less prosperous areas 1,883 6.4 149
Council estates, better off homes 12,433 42.4 392
Council estates, high unemployment 1,285 4.4 125
Council estates, greatest hardship 1,017 3.5 151
People in multi-ethnic, low income areas 91 0.3 17


Motors
  '000 Area % Index
Under 120 19 32.9 84
120-240 8 14.1 99
240-550 3 4.8 73
Over 550 1 2.1 98
Aug 89 - July 91 [G + H] 18 30.1 85
Aug 91 - July 93 [J + K] 5 8.3 84
Aug 93 - July 95 [L + M] 5 9.3 85
Aug 95 - July 96 [N] 4 6 101
Aug 96 - July 97 [P] 3 5.4 83
Aug 97 - July 98 [R] 2 3 104

 
Finance
  '000 Area% Index
Bank current a/c [no interest] 19 33 101
Building Society 15 24.9 82
Tessa account 3 5.2 67
Unit Trusts 3 5 66
Stocks & Shares 11 19.2 75
Company pension 21 36.9 102
Personal pension 5 9.4 73
Building society mortgage 16 27.5 99

 
Travel
  '000 Area% Index
2 or more holidays 14 24 80
1 holiday 19 33.2 108
Last holiday in British Isles 17 29.9 101
Holiday by car 11 19.2 79
Holiday by air 14 23.8 100
Last holiday : package 11 19.6 101
Last holiday : beach / resort 14 24.6 94

 
Leisure
  '000 Area% Index
Pubs [weekly or more often] 12 19.9 78
Licensed club [weekly or more often] 8 13.5 125
Wine bars [weekly or more often] 30 52.2 104
Restaurants [daytime] 35 59.3 97
Restaurant [evening] 15 25.3 105
Personal computers bought in last 6 9.5 83

 


Annual Expenditure  
Index           UK Av.index = 100  |     Total£m   
 Food 113           72                        
 Household Goods 102           14                        
 Newspapers,Mags 98           8                        
 Alcohol [off-licence] 102           11                        
 Toiletries/cosmetics 104           8                        
 Childrenswear 121           5                        
 Menswear 112           10                        
 Womenswear 109           17                        
 Footwear 111           6                        
 Jewellers/clocks etc.. 104           4                        
 Brown goods 101           6                        
 White goods 98           5                        
 Furniture/floorcoverings 116           16                        
 Textiles/furnishings 103           5                        
 DIY/gardening 84           2                        
 Eating out 95           14                        
 Photographic 93           2                        
 Records/videos/cd etc.. 104           4                        
 Toys/games/cycles 103           6                        

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