Area Information for Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS

This postcode in Riccarton is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Pentland Hills ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh South West. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Pentlands. This page combines information for the address Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH14 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 Pentland Hills
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh South West
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 Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS:

Research Avenue South, Riccarton, Currie, EH14 4BA
Research Park, Riccarton, Currie, EH14 4AP
Wester Row, Hermiston, Currie, EH14 4AG
Hermiston Steading, Currie, EH14 4BB
Research Avenue North, Riccarton, Currie, EH14 4BE
Riccarton Mains Road, Currie, EH14 4AT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH14 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS 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 Riccarton, Currie, Scotland consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 4
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 58
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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 36
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 0
Rent Free 2
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 18
Two People 21
Three People 9
Four People 9
Five People 0
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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 10
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 31

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around EH14 4AS however is predominantly male (64%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 1045
Female 588
Total 1633

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Pentland Hills ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 4
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 9
15 0
16-17 10
18-19 596
20-24 583
25-29 222
30-44 112
45-59 37
60-64 12
65-74 23
75-84 12
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 1633

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH14 4AS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 90% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 1475
Married 109
Divorced 7
Separated 4
Widowed 15
Same Sex 1
Total 1611

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 96% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 1071
Good 496
Fair 58
Bad 7
Very Bad 1
Total 1633

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across Scotland 26.8% of residents had no qualification, 23.1% had Standard Grade, 14.3% had Highers, 9.7% had HNC/HND, and 26.1% had a degree (or similar).

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

Due to the way in which census data was collected in Scotland, former SCE Higher Grade, Highers, and Advanced Highers are grouped together as "Highers" in the data below.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 675
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 93
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 656
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 154
No GCSEs or Equivalent 33
Total 1611

Ethnic Group Embed This

Riccarton, Currie, Scotland can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 66% 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 1071
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 63
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 213
Other Asian 56
Black African 104
Black Caribbean 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 4
Total 1559

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Riccarton, Currie, Scotland), 0% of the residents were born in Scotland, which means that the majority were born outside of Scotland.

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 200
Wales 5
Scotland 492
Northern Ireland 71
Republic of Ireland 27
European Union 243
Other 595
Total 1633

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.

Catholic 213
Other Christian 362
No Religion 719
Buddhist 41
Hindu 45
Jewish 0
Muslim 145
Sikh 1
Other Religion 9
Not Stated 98
Total 1,633

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Pentland Hills ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 94% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 33
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1503
Retired 28
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 1
Total 1595

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 93
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 60
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 32
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 271
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 Riccarton. 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 EH14 4AS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS. The nearest railway station is Curriehill, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Curriehill 0.6 miles
Edinburgh Park 1.4 miles
Wester Hailes 1.4 miles
South Gyle 2 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 2.2 miles
Kingsknowe 2.2 miles
Slateford 3.2 miles
Kirknewton 4.6 miles
Haymarket 4.7 miles
Dalmeny 5.8 miles
Edinburgh 5.9 miles
Uphall 7.1 miles
Livingston South 7.5 miles
North Queensferry 7.7 miles
Livingston North 8.7 miles
Brunstane 8.8 miles
Newcraighall 9 miles
Shawfair 9 miles
Inverkeithing 9.1 miles
Dalgety Bay 9.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS. The nearest is Currie Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS. The nearest is Currie Community High School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS. The nearest is Riccarton General Practice, approximately < 50 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 Riccarton, Currie, Scotland, EH14 4AS. The nearest is Corstorphine Hospital, approximately 3 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.