Area Information for Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB

Ferniehill Road in Edinburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Liberton/Gilmerton ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh South. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Eastern. This page combines information for the address Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH17 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 Liberton/Gilmerton
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh South
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 Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB:

Ferniehill Avenue, Edinburgh, EH17 7AL
Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7AA
Ferniehill Avenue, Edinburgh, EH17 7AJ
Ferniehill Avenue, Edinburgh, EH17 7AN
Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7JB
Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7AD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH17 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB 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 Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 2
Terraced 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 46
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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 23
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 0
Total 45

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 14
Three People 7
Four People 4
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 45

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 3
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 26

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 Liberton/Gilmerton ward however contains significantly more women than average (65%). 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 33
Female 60
Total 93

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 9
5-7 3
8-9 1
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 3
18-19 2
20-24 2
25-29 3
30-44 19
45-59 13
60-64 8
65-74 16
75-84 9
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 93

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents in a same sex partnership/marriage in EH17 7AB is high - 2% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 0.2%, or 2 in 1000 people. As a result, numbers of children in these areas tend to be slightly lower, although even areas such as London's Church End that sports a same sex percentage of a whopping 11% still has a large amount of children.

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 30
Divorced 7
Separated 1
Widowed 14
Same Sex 2
Total 76

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 48
Good 22
Fair 14
Bad 5
Very Bad 4
Total 93

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) 9
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 0
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 13
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Total 76

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 82
Indian 11
Total 93

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 5
Wales 0
Scotland 75
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 11
Total 93

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 20
Other Christian 24
No Religion 33
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 12
Total 93

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Liberton/Gilmerton ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% 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 17
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 66

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
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Administration 1
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 33
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH17 7AB. 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 EH17 7AB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB. The nearest railway station is Shawfair, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shawfair 1.8 miles
Newcraighall 2.5 miles
Brunstane 2.7 miles
Musselburgh 3 miles
Edinburgh 3.8 miles
Newtongrange 3.9 miles
Haymarket 4.2 miles
Eskbank 4.3 miles
Slateford 4.5 miles
Wallyford 5.1 miles
Kingsknowe 5.2 miles
Gorebridge 5.7 miles
Wester Hailes 5.9 miles
South Gyle 6.7 miles
Edinburgh Park 6.9 miles
Prestonpans 6.9 miles
Curriehill 7.2 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 7.6 miles
Longniddry 11 miles
Dalmeny 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB. The nearest is Gilmerton Primary School, approximately 250 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB. The nearest is Gracemount High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB. The nearest is Ferniehill Surgery, 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 Ferniehill Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 7AB. The nearest is Ellen's Glen House, approximately 0.6 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.