Cumnock, East Ayrshire

Population 9,039

Cumnock in East Ayrshire is an ancient market town. In addition to weaving the town was known for its snuff box industry. Mining was important for a time and an open cast mine still operates. In the 20th century shoes, spinning, carpets and knitwear made up its manufacturing base. Today these have been replaced by food industries (Caledoninan Bottlers), animal feeds and fire and rescue vehicles (Emergency One).

Social and council housing are the norm in this type of medium-sized town. Manufacturing and construction are the dominant forms of employment. Health and social work services are particularly active. There is a higher 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?

Cumnock is an interdependent to independent town. 2 What's this?

Its most similar towns are Maybole, Alness, Denny, and Brechin. 3 What's this?

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Number of jobs

0
Type average 1

Diversity of jobs

4
Type average 2

Distance travelled to work

-2
Type average -2

Number of public sector jobs

0
Type average 4

Number of hospitals

0
Type average -2

Number of GP's and dentists

0
Type average 0

Number of children in primary schools

0
Type average 2

Number of children in secondary schools

0
Type average 0

Distance travelled to study

0
Type average 1

Number of shops

4
Type average 5

Diversity of retail offer

4
Type average 3

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
Cumnock 37.14 25.56 14.01 10.01 13.28

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