Coastal settlement typology - Scotland 2016 - Historic university
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The historic university town layer consists of 1 coastal locality characterized by the presence of a university. This is characterized on the basis of their census based socio-economic and demographic characteristics. This is the second stage of a based on a two-stage cluster analysis of coastal localities (defined as within 2 kilometres of the coast) with populations of greater than 1000 (for reasons of confidentiality).
This town has been characterised by high levels of accommodation/food services and education industry employment. Low levels of both fulltime employment, and unemployment. There is a high population of students (and ages 16-24), and managerial and professional workers with a high qualification profile, and low deprivation. There is low numbers of over 45’s and fewer families than in other clusters. The housing sector is dominated by private rented.