Area Information for Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 2YA

This postcode in Edinburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Portobello/Craigmillar ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh East. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Eastern. This page combines information for the address Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 2YA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH15 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 September 2005. 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 Portobello/Craigmillar
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh East
Scottish Parliament Constituency Edinburgh Eastern
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, EH15 2YA:

Windsor Place, Edinburgh, EH15 2AA
Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 2AN
Windsor Place, Edinburgh, EH15 2AJ
Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 2AW
Portobello High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 2AU
Mount Lodge Place, Edinburgh, EH15 2AB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH15 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 2YA 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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 39
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 51
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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 25
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 0
Total 46

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 33
Two People 9
Three People 3
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 46

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 22

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Portobello/Craigmillar ward however contains significantly more women than average (62%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 24
Female 40
Total 64

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 1
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 0
20-24 1
25-29 1
30-44 14
45-59 9
60-64 3
65-74 10
75-84 12
85-89 6
90+ 0
Total 64

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH15 2YA the number widowed residents is high - 20% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 18
Married 16
Divorced 8
Separated 3
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 58

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 23
Good 28
Fair 9
Bad 4
Very Bad 0
Total 64

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

EH15 2YA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% 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) 13
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 3
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7
1-4 GCSEs 10
No GCSEs 25
Total 58

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 exclusively 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 64
Total 64

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 9
Wales 0
Scotland 52
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 0
Other 0
Total 64

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 11
Other Christian 23
No Religion 20
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 64

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Portobello/Craigmillar ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 32% 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 13
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 2
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 40

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. 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 1
HealthInc. Social Work 2
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 21
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 EH15 2YA. 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 EH15 2YA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 2YA. The nearest railway station is Brunstane, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brunstane 0.8 miles
Newcraighall 1.5 miles
Musselburgh 2 miles
Shawfair 2.5 miles
Edinburgh 2.9 miles
Wallyford 3.8 miles
Haymarket 4.1 miles
Eskbank 5 miles
Prestonpans 5.3 miles
Slateford 5.4 miles
Newtongrange 6.1 miles
Kingsknowe 6.3 miles
Wester Hailes 7.2 miles
South Gyle 7.3 miles
Edinburgh Park 7.8 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 8.1 miles
Gorebridge 8.1 miles
Kinghorn 8.5 miles
Burntisland 8.7 miles
Curriehill 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 2YA. The nearest is Towerbank Primary School, approximately 390 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 2YA. The nearest is Portobello High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 2YA. The nearest is Durham Road Medical Group, approximately 740 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, EH15 2YA. The nearest is Findlay House, approximately 1.7 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.