Area Information for Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX

Swanston Avenue in Edinburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Colinton/Fairmilehead ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh South. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Pentlands. This page combines information for the address Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH10 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Large Urban Area
Local Authority City of Edinburgh
Ward Colinton/Fairmilehead
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh South
Scottish Parliament Constituency Edinburgh Pentlands
Country Scotland


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX:

Swanston View, Edinburgh, EH10 7DQ
Caiyside, Edinburgh, EH10 7HR
Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, EH10 7BY
Swanston Gardens, Edinburgh, EH10 7DJ
Swanston Grove, Edinburgh, EH10 7BN
Swanston Grove, Edinburgh, EH10 7BW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH10 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 33
Semi-Detached 23
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 57
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 38
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rent Free 0
Total 57

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 13
Two People 26
Three People 11
Four People 6
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 57

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 32

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Edinburgh South UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Gender
Male 58
Female 69
Total 127

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 4
8-9 1
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 0
20-24 7
25-29 3
30-44 14
45-59 37
60-64 12
65-74 23
75-84 12
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 127

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH10 7BX there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 65% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 13
Married 83
Divorced 5
Separated 2
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 111

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 73
Good 45
Fair 4
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 127

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Swanston Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 59% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 65
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 8
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 11
1-4 GCSEs 17
No GCSEs 10
Total 111

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 123
Chinese 4
Total 127

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.3% of the resident population of Scotland were born in Scotland. The other groups were 8.7% English, 0.3% Welsh, 0.7% Northern Irish, 0.4% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.6% from other European Union countries, and 4% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 15
Wales 1
Scotland 104
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 5
Total 127

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Scotland is primarily a Christian country, with 15.9% of residents Catholic, 37.9% other Christians, and 2.5% other religions. Approximately 36.7% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 7% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Catholic 7
Other Christian 73
No Religion 42
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 5
Total 127

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Colinton/Fairmilehead ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 33% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 1
Total 96

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 3
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 57
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH10 7BX. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for EH10 7BX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX. The nearest railway station is Slateford, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Slateford 2.3 miles
Kingsknowe 2.6 miles
Wester Hailes 3.1 miles
Haymarket 3.2 miles
Edinburgh 3.8 miles
Curriehill 4.3 miles
Edinburgh Park 4.3 miles
South Gyle 4.3 miles
Eskbank 5 miles
Newcraighall 5.1 miles
Brunstane 5.1 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 5.2 miles
Shawfair 5.2 miles
Musselburgh 5.8 miles
Newtongrange 5.9 miles
Gorebridge 7.5 miles
Wallyford 8 miles
Kirknewton 8.7 miles
Dalmeny 9 miles
Prestonpans 9.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX. The nearest is Buckstone Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX. The nearest is Firrhill High School, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX. The nearest is Braids Medical Practice, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Swanston Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 7BX. The nearest is Royal Edinburgh Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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Broadband in EH10 7BX

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 16 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 70.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 17Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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