Largs, North Ayrshire

Population 11,340

Largs is in in North Ayrshire. It has early Norse connections with the defeat of the Norsemen at the Battle of Largs in 1263. The town developed as a tourist resort in Victorian times and is today a popular marina.

This type of large 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 is 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?

Largs is an interdependent town. 2 What's this?

Its most similar towns are Gourock, Armadale, Barrhead, and Tranent. 3 What's this?

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Number of jobs

0
Type average 0

Diversity of jobs

2
Type average 1

Distance travelled to work

-4
Type average 2

Number of public sector jobs

4
Type average 0

Number of hospitals

0
Type average -4

Number of GP's and dentists

-2
Type average -1

Number of children in primary schools

-4
Type average 0

Number of children in secondary schools

0
Type average -1

Distance travelled to study

0
Type average 3

Number of shops

4
Type average 1

Diversity of retail offer

6
Type average 4

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
Largs 25.5 18.94 14.81 12.06 28.69

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