KW15 1SB

a primarily residential and agricultural postcode in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

KW15 1SB Location Map


Latitude: 58.9688 / 58°58'7"N

Longitude: -2.9771 / 2°58'37"W

OS Eastings: 343914

OS Northings: 1009483

OS Grid: HY439094

Location Encoding

Mapcode National: GBR M500.WFM

Mapcode Global: WH7C4.7TLS

Plus Code: 9CCVX29F+G5

Maidenhead Locator System: IO88mx22

What Three Birds: waxwing.hawfinch.stone-curlew

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Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SB


KW15 1SB is a primarily residential and agricultural postcode in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. It was first introduced in January 1980.

The most common council tax bands are A and E.

The average commercial rateable value is £430. The most common recorded business type is Workshop. Farms and agricultural buildings do not pay business rates and are not included in these figures.

KW15 1SB is in the Orkney Islands travel to work area. NHS services are provided by the Orkney Community Health Partnership Primary Care Trust.

KW15 1SB is approximately 12m (39ft) above sea level.

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Office of National Statistics Output Area Classification for the area containing KW15 1SB

1a1: Rural Residents - Farming Communities - Rural Workers and Families

Office of National Statistics Rural/Urban classification for KW15 1SB

Scotland 8: a village with a drive time of more than 60 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more

Healthy Living Index

9/10 (Very high)

Neighbourhood Retail Diversity Index

4/10 (Low)

Area Retail Diversity Index

1/10 (Very low)

Supermarkets near KW15 1SB include Co-Operative Food, Lidl and Tesco. (Source: OpenStreetMap)

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Councils, constituencies and elected representatives

Residents of KW15 1SB are represented at different levels of local, regional and national government by elected representatives. Where known, these are shown here.

This data is updated approximately monthly, and may not necessarily take account of the results of any elections held recently. Please bear that in mind following the elections of 4th May this year. We will try to get the new data on site as soon as possible.

Unitary Authority

Orkney Islands Council


Kirkwall West and Orphir


John Richards (Orkney Manifesto Group)
Leslie Manson (Independent)
Sandy Cowie (Independent)
Barbara Foulkes (Independent)

Scottish Parliament


Highlands and Islands

Regional MSPs

Donald Cameron (Conservative)
John Finnie (Green)
Rhoda Grant (Labour)
Jamie Halcro Johnston (Conservative)
Edward Mountain (Conservative)
David Stewart (Labour)
Maree Todd (SNP)


Scottish Parliament constituency

Orkney Islands


Liam McArthur (Liberal Democrat)

United Kingdom Parliament


Orkney and Shetland


Broadband Internet

Ofcom publishes annual statistics for Broadband availability. This is the most recent data for KW15 1SB.

Full fibre availability
Ultrafast broadband availability
Superfast broadband availability
Premises unable to receive 30Mbits/s
Premises unable to receive 10Mbits/s
Premises unable to receive 5Mbits/s
Premises unable to receive 2Mbits/s
Premises below Universal Service Obligation
  • Definitions
  • Ultrafast: 300Mbit/s or greater
  • Superfast: 30Mbit/s to less than 300Mbit/s
  • Universal Service Obligation: Download speeds at or above 10Mbit/s and upload speeds at or above 1Mbit/s

Broadband statistics for commercial properties are less reliable than for domestic properties, as businesses are more likely to have other forms of Internet access that are not classified as 'Broadband'.


The most recent Ofsted rankings for schools near KW15 1SB.

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Government Statistical Service (GSS) Codes for KW15 1SB

Data Zone
East Mainland - 05
Intermediate Zone
East Mainland
Intermediate Zone
East Mainland
Health Board area
Local Authority
Orkney Islands
Local Authority Ward
Kirkwall West and Orphir
Westminster Parliamentary Constituency
Orkney and Shetland
European Electoral Region
Travel to Work Area
Orkney Islands
Police Force Area
Local Authority
Orkney Islands
Local Authority Ward
Scapa and Kirkwall South West

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