East Wemyss, Fife

Population 1,928

East Wemyss in Fife takes its name from local landowners the Wemyss family. It is Pictish in origin but became a mining settlement although the large undersea mine closed in 1967. It is close to Kirkcaldy and Leven for employment.

Social and council housing are the norm in this type of small 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?

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

Its most similar towns are Calderbank, Stoneyburn, Oakley, and Cowie. 3 What's this?

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Interdependent
Independent

Number of jobs

-4
Type average -2

Diversity of jobs

2
Type average -2

Distance travelled to work

4
Type average 2

Number of public sector jobs

6
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 2

Number of children in secondary schools

-6
Type average -6

Distance travelled to study

-2
Type average -2

Number of shops

-2
Type average 0

Diversity of retail offer

-2
Type average -2

Number of charities

Type average -1
Dependent
Interdependent
Independent

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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
East Wemyss 34.47 26.65 11.55 10.25 17.08

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