Ward Statistics


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Population

National Records of Scotland (NRS) supplies us with annual population estimates for small areas which we build up to give totals and changes at Ward level. These estimates aim to exclude short term migrants.

Inverness Millburn is an urban Ward with the second highest population density in Highland. The population is younger than the Highland average with high proportions of people in the under 45 age groups and low proportions over 44. The population fell by 1.1% between 2001 and 2011, the second largest fall of all Highland Wards, and can be volatile on a year-on-year basis because of movements to and from the army housing and nurses accommodation at Raigmore.

Total Population

  Ward Highland Scotland
Total Population 8,059 232,910 5,313,600
Source: NRS 2012 mid-year estimates

Age Structure

Age Ward (%) Highland (%) Scotland (%) Ward (No.) Highland (No.) Scotland (No.)
0-15 18.3 17.6 17.2 1,478 40,881 914,671
16-44 36.5 33.3 37.9 2,945 77,459 2,016,240
45-64 27.7 29.8 27.4 2,230 69,522 1,456,938
65-74 9.2 10.9 9.5 744 25,312 507,265
75-84 5.7 6.3 5.8 458 14,572 309,244
85+ 2.5 2.2 2.1 204 5,164 109,242
Source: NRS 2012 mid-year estimates

Population Density

  Ward Highland Scotland
Number of persons per square kilometre 1081.4 8.8 68.2
Area (square kilometres) 7 26,489 77,925
Source: NRS 2012 mid-year estimates

Health

This Census response is one of the best simple measures we have of the health of our population. The rate of self-reported long term illness is below the Highland average.

Percentage of total population: Ward Highland Scotland
with a limiting long-term illness 16.4 18.6 19.6
without a limiting long-term illness 83.6 81.4 80.4
Source: Census 2011

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Households & Housing Stock

The following tables provide information on housing and household tenure in this Ward. Housing completions provide us with a picture of the growth of the local area whilst housing tenure and occupancy examine the nature of housing in the Ward.

Land use in the Ward is divided between business and industrial use on the Longman estate and housing to the south of Millburn Road where there is little land left for further development. The total number of houses built in the last five years was the lowest in Highland and only four additional sites are identified in the Local Plan.

Number of households

  Ward Highland Scotland
Number of households 3,638 102,091 2,372,777
Source: Census 2011

House Prices

  Ward Highland Scotland
Number of private house sales in 2011 64 2,262 48,847
Average house price £170,352 £172,254 £186,649
Median (midpoint) house price £148,000 £152,000 £150,000
Source: Centre for Housing Market Analysis/Registers of Scotland 2011

House Completions

  Ward Highland Scotland
Number of house completions between 2009-2013 22 5,263 n/a
Average number of completions per year 7 1,053 n/a
Source: Highland Council

Housing Land Audit

  Ward Highland
Number of new homes* that potentially will be built between 2010-2014 : 14 11,312
* identified in the Local Plan or with planning permission
Source: Highland Council

Further information about the Housing Land Audit is available on the Housing Land Audit webpage.

Number of Council Houses

  Ward Highland Scotland
Number of Council owned houses 389 13,581 323,138
Source: Highland Council / Scottish Executive April 2011

Housing Tenure

Percentage of households that are: Ward Highland Scotland
owner occupied 67.2 67.2 62.0
rented from the Council/Scottish Homes 10.0 13.2 13.2
rented from housing association 4.5 5.7 11.1
privately rented 16.9 11.6 12.4
other 1.3 2.3 1.3
Source: Census 2011

Housing Occupancy

Percentage of housing stock that is: Ward Highland Scotland
occupied 97.1 91.6 95.9
second/holiday homes 0.5 5.7 1.5
vacant 2.4 2.7 2.6
Percentages are based on housing stock figures of 3,747 (Ward), 111,440 (Highland) and 2,473,881 (Scotland) from the Census 2011

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Employment & Economic Activity

The following series of tables provide information on employment status and the types of industries that provide jobs in the Ward. This information provides us with an understanding of the nature of employment within the Ward.

6.0% of working age people in Inverness Millburn are self-employed (Census 2001), well below the Highland average. The Ward has the second lowest number of jobs in Highland with the majority in health or education.

Number of People in Employment

  Ward Highland Scotland
Number of people in employment * 1,500 98,000 2,316,200
* Rounded to nearest 100 people
Source: Business Register and Employment Survey 2012

Employment by Sector

Percentage of people employed in: Ward Highland Scotland
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 0.1 1.5 2.8
Mining, quarrying & utilities 0.0 2.4 2.8
Manufacturing 0.1 7.1 7.8
Construction 1.8 5.5 5.1
Motor trades 0.3 2.1 1.6
Wholesale. 0.8 2.8 3.1
Retail 3.6 10.2 9.9
Transport & storage (inc postal) 8.0 5.1 4.0
Accommodation & food services 12.3 11.2 6.9
Information & communication 0.7 2.0 2.5
Financial & insurance 1.7 1.3 3.9
Property 0.9 1.3 1.3
Professional, scientific & technical 2.1 4.8 7.1
Business administration & support services 2.7 5.7 7.8
Public administration & defence 2.1 5.9 6.3
Education 19.9 7.9 7.8
Health 39.4 18.2 16.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 3.6 4.8 4.7
Source: Business Register and Employment Survey 2012

Economic Activity

Percentage of 16-74 year olds* who are: Ward Highland Scotland
Economically active 74.3 71.5 69.0
Full-time employees 44.2 39.5 39.6
Part-time employees 16.6 15.2 13.3
Self employed 7.3 11.0 7.5
Full-time student 2.6 1.9 3.7
Unemployed 3.5 4.0 4.8
* total 16-74 year olds 6,322 171,557 3,970,530
Economically active people are defined as those aged 16 to 74 who are working, actively looking for work or full-time students
Source: Census 2011

Qualifications

Percentage of 16-74 year olds* whose highest qualification is: Ward Highland Scotland
Group 1 23.8 24.5 23.1
Group 2 15.3 14.4 14.3
Group 3 9.3 9.2 9.7
Group 4 30.1 26.4 26.1
No qualifications 21.5 25.5 26.8
* total 16-74 year olds 7,024 190,734 4,379,072
Group 1: 'O' Grade, Standard Grade, Intermediate I or 2, City & Guilds Craft, SVQ level 1 or 2 or equivalent
Group 2: Higher Grade, CSYS, ONC, OND, City & Guilds Advanced Craft, RSA Advanced Diploma, SVQ level 3 or equivalent
Group 3: HND, HNC RSA Higher Diploma, SVQ level 4 or 5 or equivalent
Group 4: First degree, Higher degree, Professional qualification
Source: Census 2011

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Unemployment & Benefits

The following tables provide information about the rate of unemployment and those receiving both Incapacity and Council Tax Benefits. One feature of Highland life is that employment is often dependent on seasonal industries such as tourism, and employment rates vary through the year as people take up seasonal jobs but are unemployed for the rest of the year.

Unemployment is one of the lowest in Highland while long term unemployment and Incapacity Benefit claim rates are below the Highland average. Employment and Support Allowance is above the Highland average.

Latest unemployment rates ( February 2014 )

  Ward Highland Scotland
Unemployment rate * 1.3 2.3 3.4
Long term unemployment rate ** 0.4 0.8 1.4
Youth unemployment rate *** 0.8 3.8 5.7
Youth long term unemployment rate **** 0.0 0.8 1.7
* Percentage of resident working age population claiming Job Seekers Allowance
** Percentage of resident working age population claiming Job Seekers Allowance for 6 months or more
*** Percentage of resident population aged 18 to 24 claiming Job Seekers Allowance
**** Percentage of resident population aged 18 to 24 claiming Job Seekers Allowance for 6 months or more
Source: Department for Work and Pensions date from NOMIS

 

Figure 1: Unemployment Rates (October 2004 to February 2014 )
Graph showing unemployment rates

 

Figure 2: Long-term Unemployment Rates (October 2004 to February 2014 )
Graph showing long-term unemployment rates

 

Figure 3: Youth Unemployment Rates (October 2004 to February 2014 )
Graph showing youth unemployment rates

 

Figure 4: Youth Long Term Unemployment Rates (October 2004 to February 2014 )
Graph showing youth long term unemployment rates

Incapacity Benefit / Severe Disability Allowance / Employment and Support Allowance ( August 2013 )

  Ward Highland Scotland
Incapacity Benefit / Severe Disability Allowance claimant rate * 0.9 1.1 1.7
Employment and Support Allowance Claimant Rate * 4.2 5.0 6.1
* Percentage of resident working age population
Source: Department for Work and Pensions data from NOMIS

 

Figure 3: Incapacity Benefit / Severe Disability Allowance / Employment and Support Allowance claimant rates (February 2001 to August 2013 )
Graph showing Incapacity / Severe Disability Allowance / Employment and Support Allowance claimant rates

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Income & Deprivation

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, SIMD, is the Executive’s official measure for identifying small area concentrations of multiple deprivation. Household incomes are taken from CACI Paycheck, a commercial database based on lifestyle surveys and market research data, supplied by the Scottish Government's Centre for Housing Market Analysis to help with housing analysis.

Inverness Millburn has two datazones identified as severely deprived: Inverness Raigmore North and Central & Longman (which overlaps into the Central Ward). Despite these pockets of deprivation the percentages of people classed as income deprived and employment deprived are both well below the Highland average. Average household incomes are slightly above the Highland average.

  Ward Highland Scotland
Number of income deprived people * 620 23,495 700,475
Percentage of income deprived people * 7.8 10.6 13.4
Number of employment deprived people * 405 13,610 423,245
Percentage of employment deprived people * 8.2 10.1 12.8
Number of candidate Data Zones for Regeneration Funding 1 17 976
Average annual income ** £33,154 £33,039 £34,569
Percentage of households earning less than £10k per year ** 16.0 16.3 16.5
* Source: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012
** Source: CACI Paycheck 2011

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