Ardrossan, North Ayrshire

Population 11,024

Ardrossan is located in North Ayrshire. It prospered as a 19th century tourist resort with both rail and ferry links. It was an important port for the export of coal and iron and developed an industrial base in the 20th century with the Shell-mex operation. Currently part of the Irvine Bay Regeneration Company the town is developing as a commuter town with a marina and as a gateway to Arran.

Social and council housing are the norm in these large towns. Manufacturing and construction are the dominant forms of employment. Health and social work services are particularly active. There is a relatively high level of unemployment. Educational attainment is low. Car ownership is low, meaning that many residents in these towns are reliant on public transport. 1 What's this?

Ardrossan is an interdependent town. 2 What's this?

Its most similar towns are Blantyre, Airdrie, Grangemouth, and Bellshill. 3 What's this?

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Number of jobs

0
Type average 2

Diversity of jobs

4
Type average 1

Distance travelled to work

0
Type average 2

Number of public sector jobs

2
Type average 0

Number of hospitals

-6
Type average -5

Number of GP's and dentists

0
Type average 0

Number of children in primary schools

-2
Type average -2

Number of children in secondary schools

-2
Type average -3

Distance travelled to study

-2
Type average 0

Number of shops

0
Type average 2

Diversity of retail offer

2
Type average 5

Number of charities

Type average -2
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Education (% all people aged 16 and over)

  No education Standard grade or equivalent Higher grade or equivalent HNC, HND, SVQ4 Degree or higher degree
Ardrossan 32.59 25.46 13.11 12.15 16.68

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