Area Information for Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR

Southhouse Place 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 Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR, 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 Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR:

Southhouse Avenue, Edinburgh, EH17 8DA
Southhouse Walk, Edinburgh, EH17 8FQ
Southhouse Avenue, Edinburgh, EH17 8BZ
Southhouse Walk, Edinburgh, EH17 8FE
Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, EH17 8FD
Captains Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8HW

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 Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR 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 Place, 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 2
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 33
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 43
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 76% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 3
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 27
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 42

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 32
Two People 6
Three People 2
Four People 1
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 42

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 1
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 21

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 (59%). 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 35
Total 59

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 4
5-7 0
8-9 2
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 1
20-24 0
25-29 1
30-44 13
45-59 7
60-64 5
65-74 11
75-84 8
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 59

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH17 8FR 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 13
Married 15
Divorced 9
Separated 2
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 51

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.

However, this area of the Liberton/Gilmerton ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (63%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 18
Good 19
Fair 13
Bad 6
Very Bad 3
Total 59

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Southhouse Place and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 59% 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) 8
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 2
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 2
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 9
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Total 51

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 54
Indian 4
Bangladeshi 1
Total 59

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 4
Wales 0
Scotland 49
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 2
Other 3
Total 59

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 13
Other Christian 22
No Religion 17
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 6
Total 59

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Liberton/Gilmerton ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 39% 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 12
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 0
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 38

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 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 2
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 18
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH17 8FR. 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 8FR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR. The nearest railway station is Eskbank, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eskbank 3.1 miles
Shawfair 3.2 miles
Newcraighall 3.3 miles
Brunstane 3.6 miles
Edinburgh 3.8 miles
Slateford 3.8 miles
Musselburgh 3.9 miles
Haymarket 3.9 miles
Newtongrange 4.1 miles
Kingsknowe 4.4 miles
Wester Hailes 5.1 miles
Gorebridge 6 miles
Wallyford 6.1 miles
South Gyle 6.1 miles
Edinburgh Park 6.2 miles
Curriehill 6.3 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 7 miles
Prestonpans 7.9 miles
Dalmeny 11 miles
Kirknewton 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR. The nearest is St Catherine's RC Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR. The nearest is Gracemount High School, approximately 640 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR. The nearest is Gracemount Medical Practice, approximately 350 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 Southhouse Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8FR. The nearest is Liberton Hospital, approximately 0.5 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.

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Broadband in EH17 8FR

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 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 64.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 16.5Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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