Area Information for Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH

This postcode in Edinburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Corstorphine/Murrayfield ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh West. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Western. This page combines information for the address Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH12 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1995. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Large Urban Area
Local Authority City of Edinburgh
Ward Corstorphine/Murrayfield
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh West
Scottish Parliament Constituency Edinburgh Western
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 Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH:

Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8HL
Craigs Avenue, Edinburgh, EH12 8HP
Craigs Grove, Edinburgh, EH12 8HY
St Johns Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8SH
Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8HW
Drum Brae South, Edinburgh, EH12 8DS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH 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 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 46
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 51
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 23
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 49

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 10
Two People 18
Three People 7
Four People 8
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 49

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 25

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 West UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Gender
Male 69
Female 62
Total 131

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 3
5-7 5
8-9 3
10-14 14
15 0
16-17 5
18-19 1
20-24 10
25-29 4
30-44 15
45-59 29
60-64 4
65-74 10
75-84 22
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 131

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EH12 8HH does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 22
Married 68
Divorced 7
Separated 0
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 106

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.

Health
Very Good 83
Good 25
Fair 17
Bad 4
Very Bad 2
Total 131

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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) 37
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 16
Total 106

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% white.

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 119
Indian 3
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 5
Other Asian 2
Total 131

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 7
Wales 0
Scotland 112
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 6
Total 131

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 5
Other Christian 67
No Religion 47
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 4
Total 131

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Corstorphine/Murrayfield ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 22
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 1
Total 78

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 58
Key: Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

Below are the details of the closest services to EH12 8HH. 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 EH12 8HH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH. The nearest railway station is South Gyle, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
South Gyle 790 yards
Edinburgh Gateway 1 mile
Edinburgh Park 1.1 miles
Wester Hailes 2 miles
Kingsknowe 2 miles
Slateford 2.2 miles
Haymarket 2.9 miles
Curriehill 3 miles
Edinburgh 4.2 miles
Dalmeny 4.6 miles
North Queensferry 6.2 miles
Kirknewton 6.5 miles
Dalgety Bay 7.5 miles
Brunstane 7.5 miles
Inverkeithing 7.5 miles
Aberdour 7.8 miles
Newcraighall 7.9 miles
Uphall 8.2 miles
Burntisland 8.3 miles
Shawfair 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH. The nearest is Gylemuir Primary School, approximately 520 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH. The nearest is Craigmount High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH. The nearest is Ladywell Medical Centre (West), approximately 340 yards 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 Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 8HH. The nearest is Corstorphine Hospital, approximately 0.9 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.