Area Information for Southhouse Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8DW
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Southhouse Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8DW 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 Southhouse Square, 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Southhouse Square, Edinburgh, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 70% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||8|
|Rented: From Council||25|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||7|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||2|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||2|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||7|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||6|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||23|
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 (58%). 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.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode EH17 8DW 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.
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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
Southhouse Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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. 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)||10|
|HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent||4|
|Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent||5|
|Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent||14|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||33|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||12|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||4|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||8|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||2|
|Accommodation and Food||5|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||1|
|Public Administration and Defence||1|
|HealthInc. Social Work||5|
Below are the details of the closest services to EH17 8DW. 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 8DW.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southhouse Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8DW. The nearest railway station is Shawfair, approximately 2.8 miles away.
|Wester Hailes||5.2 miles|
|South Gyle||6.2 miles|
|Edinburgh Park||6.3 miles|
|Edinburgh Gateway||7 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southhouse Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8DW. The nearest is St Catherine's RC Primary School, approximately 530 yards away.
|St Catherine's RC Primary School||530 yards|
|Gracemount Primary School||710 yards|
|Gilmerton Primary School||0.8 miles|
|Craigour Park Primary||1.2 miles|
|Loanhead Primary School||1.3 miles|
|St Margaret's Primary School||1.3 miles|
|St John Vianney RC Primary School||1.3 miles|
|Paradykes Primary School||1.4 miles|
|Liberton Primary School||1.7 miles|
|Buckstone Primary School||1.7 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southhouse Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8DW. The nearest is Gracemount High School, approximately 780 yards away.
|Gracemount High School||780 yards|
|Liberton High School||1 mile|
|Castlebrae Community High School||2.2 miles|
|Lasswade High School Centre||2.4 miles|
|Holy Rood RC High School||2.9 miles|
|James Gillespie's High School||3.1 miles|
|George Watson's College||3.2 miles|
|Portobello High School||3.3 miles|
|Firrhill High School||3.4 miles|
|The Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School||3.5 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southhouse Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8DW. The nearest is Gracemount Medical Practice, approximately 530 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Gracemount Medical Practice||530 yards|
|Liberton Medical Group||0.7 miles|
|Ferniehill Surgery||0.9 miles|
|The Southern Medical Group||1.2 miles|
|Loanhead Medical Practice||1.5 miles|
|Inchpark Surgery||1.5 miles|
|Braefoot Medical Practice||1.8 miles|
|Dr M Ferguson & Partners||1.8 miles|
|Danderhall Medical Practice||2 miles|
|Braids Medical Practice||2.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Southhouse Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8DW. The nearest is Liberton Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Liberton Hospital||0.6 miles|
|Ellen's Glen House||0.7 miles|
|Royal Hospital For Children And Young People||1.6 miles|
|Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh At Little France||1.7 miles|
|Astley Ainslie Hospital||2.7 miles|
|Midlothian Community Hospital||2.8 miles|
|Royal Hospital For Sick Children (Edinburgh)||3 miles|
|Learning Disabilities Service Healthcare Houses||3 miles|
|Royal Edinburgh Hospital||3.1 miles|
|The Islay Centre||3.1 miles|
* 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 EH17 8DW
This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 30 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||67.4Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||200Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||6.4Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||20Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||Yes|
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