Comrie (Perth & Kinross), Perth and Kinross

Population 1,927

Comrie in Perth and Kinross lies at the confluence of two rivers. This may account for its long history of habitation from pre-Christian times through Roman times. It became a weaving and droving town. After the 1745 dispossessed crofters moved to Comrie. It became popular in Victorian times when it was on the railway. Today it is a retirement town although locally distilling and Hydro schemes also offer employment. The community recently purchased the former prisoner of war camp at Cultybraggan and are seeking to develop a biomass plant and other small enterprises on the site. It is the site where earthquakes are measured.

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?

Comrie (Perth & Kinross) is an interdependent to dependent town. 2 What's this?

Its most similar towns are Torphins, Gartcosh, Mid Calder, and Aberdour. 3 What's this?

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Number of jobs

4
Type average -2

Diversity of jobs

-2
Type average 0

Distance travelled to work

-2
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

-4
Type average 3

Number of children in secondary schools

-6
Type average -6

Distance travelled to study

-6
Type average -3

Number of shops

6
Type average 0

Diversity of retail offer

-2
Type average -2

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
Comrie (Perth & Kinross) 22.67 20.33 11.84 8.49 36.66

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