Thinking of moving to Dundee? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Dundee has to offer.
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- According to the latest records, the population of Dundee stands at some 8,260, which represents 2.8% of the total population of Scotland
- The population profile is younger than in most other Scottish towns and cities – 24.5% are aged 16 to 29 Dundee, compared to 18.3% in other parts of the country
- 52% of all dwellings in the city are flats, 18% are terraced houses, 19% are semi-detached and 11% are detached.
- A workforce of an estimated 350,000 individuals live within a 30-minute drive of the city centre
- In recent years, the largest employers have been in health and social work (23% of all jobs) and in retail and wholesale trades (17%)
- These trends are reflected in the some of the biggest employers – Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside, the University of Dundee, DC Thomson & Co, BT and Tesco.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Dundee is in the central Lowlands of Scotland, and is reasonably well-connected to both Glasgow and Edinburgh by road and rail, and from there to the whole of England
- By rail, Dundee is connected to Aberdeen in the north, to Edinburgh (via Leuchars) to the south and to Glasgow (via Perth and Stirling) to the southwest
- The A9 gives access from the city to the main M90 which links Forfar and Aberdeen to Perth in the south
- Dundee airport offers commercial services to London Stanstead.
- Formerly a part of St Andrews University, the University of Dundee achieved independence in 1967 and is home to one of the country’s top medical teaching hospitals
- It has more recently been joined by the Abertay University (which specialises in computing and creative technology)
- The combined student population of the city is around 17,000
- There are 37 state primary schools in the city, 9 secondary schools and one independent school.
- Dundee City Council is responsible for more than a score of parks, gardens and open spaces
- The largest of these is Camperdown Park, some three miles from the city centre and spread over 400 acres
- Situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, Dundee allows easy access to the whole of the central lowlands and the Tay valley.
Finally, did you know …
- In 1706 a certain Dr Patrick Blair conducted the first dissection of an elephant in Britain
- At the end of the nineteenth century, Dundee was known as the city of the 3 Js – Jute, Jam and Journalism