Area Information for Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG

Gilmerton Dykes 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 Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG, 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 Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG:

Francis Place, Edinburgh, EH17 8UW
Hyvot View, Edinburgh, EH17 8PQ
East Kilngate Rigg, Edinburgh, EH17 8UA
Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8QE
Hyvot View, Edinburgh, EH17 8PB
Gilmerton Place, Edinburgh, EH17 8TW

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 Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 1
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 31
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 72
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 55% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 0
Total 71

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 19
Two People 27
Three People 14
Four People 6
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 71

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 67

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Edinburgh South UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Gender
Male 74
Female 90
Total 164

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 13
5-7 5
8-9 5
10-14 9
15 4
16-17 3
18-19 1
20-24 17
25-29 22
30-44 44
45-59 30
60-64 4
65-74 6
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 164

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EH17 8PG 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.

Relationship Status
Single 48
Married 63
Divorced 9
Separated 5
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 128

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 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 95
Good 54
Fair 11
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 164

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) 36
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 10
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 14
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Total 128

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 145
Indian 2
Chinese 2
Other Asian 8
Black African 1
Total 158

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 11
Wales 0
Scotland 128
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 11
Other 13
Total 164

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 39
No Religion 85
Buddhist 5
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 9
Total 164

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Liberton/Gilmerton ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 68
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 5
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 127

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
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 99
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH17 8PG. 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 8PG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG. The nearest railway station is Shawfair, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shawfair 2.2 miles
Newcraighall 2.9 miles
Brunstane 3.2 miles
Musselburgh 3.4 miles
Newtongrange 3.7 miles
Edinburgh 4 miles
Haymarket 4.3 miles
Eskbank 4.4 miles
Slateford 4.4 miles
Kingsknowe 5 miles
Wallyford 5.5 miles
Gorebridge 5.6 miles
Wester Hailes 5.7 miles
South Gyle 6.6 miles
Edinburgh Park 6.8 miles
Curriehill 6.9 miles
Prestonpans 7.3 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 7.5 miles
Longniddry 12 miles
Dalmeny 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG. The nearest is Gilmerton Primary School, approximately 700 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG. The nearest is Gracemount High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG. The nearest is Ferniehill Surgery, approximately 800 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 Gilmerton Dykes Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8PG. The nearest is Ellen's Glen House, approximately 0.7 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.

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Broadband in EH17 8PG

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 23 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 131.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 9.8Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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