Gretna, Dumfries and Galloway

Population 3,147

Gretna in Dumfries and Galloway was originally a customs post on the Scottish English border. The role of border town also established its famed marriage industry as age of marriage was set lower in Scotland than in England. The marriage industry continues to be important to the town. The town itself is a 20th century town. It was built to house workers at the munitions factory. It has a factory outlet park.

This type of medium-sized town is extremely mixed in terms of demographics. There is a particularly wide range of people, housing and activities. The number of older couples with no children are higher than average. There is a mix of professional and non-professional jobs, and part-time and self-employment are both important for a significant proportion of residents. Socioeconomic status is higher than in other kinds of town and there is a mix of professionals and nonprofessionals, those with higher and lower educational attainment. 1 What's this?

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

Its most similar towns are Kemnay, Busby, Locharbriggs, and East Calder. 3 What's this?

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Number of jobs

2
Type average -2

Diversity of jobs

-6
Type average 1

Distance travelled to work

-6
Type average 0

Number of public sector jobs

-4
Type average -1

Number of hospitals

-6
Type average -6

Number of GP's and dentists

-4
Type average -3

Number of children in primary schools

0
Type average 0

Number of children in secondary schools

-6
Type average -5

Distance travelled to study

-6
Type average -1

Number of shops

6
Type average 0

Diversity of retail offer

6
Type average 1

Number of charities

Type average -1
Dependent
Interdependent
Independent

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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
Gretna 39.87 29.26 11.3 5.17 14.4

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