Carron, Falkirk

Population 2,534

Carron in Falkirk Council area had the first large scale iron foundry in Scotland founded in the mid 18th century. A key product was cannons. The company went bankrupt in 1987 but was re-established as Carron Pheonix and operated by Franke UK. Instead of cannons it makes kitchen sinks.

This type of small town is a suburban or commuter locality with a prevalence of higher income and private housing. A large proportion of the population are over 45, and many are retired. Many people own their home. There is also a high proportion of people in professional employment and a high proportion of residents are educated to HNC level or above. Many residents own two or more cars. 1 What's this?

Carron is an interdependent to dependent town. 2 What's this?

Its most similar towns are St Boswells, Longniddry, Letham, and Carmunnock. 3 What's this?

To gain more insight into Carron, compare it to any of the other towns included in USP.

Compare towns

Inter-relationships

4 What's this?
Dependent
Interdependent
Independent

Number of jobs

0
Type average -2

Diversity of jobs

-6
Type average 0

Distance travelled to work

4
Type average -2

Number of public sector jobs

2
Type average 0

Number of hospitals

-6
Type average -6

Number of GP's and dentists

-6
Type average -4

Number of children in primary schools

6
Type average 3

Number of children in secondary schools

-6
Type average -6

Distance travelled to study

6
Type average -3

Number of shops

-4
Type average 0

Diversity of retail offer

-4
Type average -2

Number of charities

Type average 2
Dependent
Interdependent
Independent

Change

Public

Education (% all people aged 16 and over)

  No education Standard grade or equivalent Higher grade or equivalent HNC, HND, SVQ4 Degree or higher degree
Carron 20.67 26.28 17.97 12.6 22.48

Commuter Flow Map

Coloured and grey lines/pins show the main and smaller commuter flows, respectively, between this town and the other towns in Scotland.4 What's this?

Commercial

Connectivity and environment assets

Download

Download all of the Carron data in PDF format.

Download PDF

Discover

To gain more insight into Carron, compare it to any of the other towns included in USP.

Compare towns

The USP Your Town Audit helps you collect local data about your town. It is designed to complement the national data presented on this page, enabling you to build up a fuller picture of your town.

Find out more

Footnotes