Area Information for Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8YL

This postcode in Edinburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Southside/Newington ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh East. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Southern. This page combines information for the address Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8YL, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2002. 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 Southside/Newington
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh East
Scottish Parliament Constituency Edinburgh Southern
Country Scotland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8YL 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 30
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 18
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 53
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Edinburgh, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 24% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 1
Total 51

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 12
Two People 17
Three People 10
Four People 3
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 51

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 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 45

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 East UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Gender
Male 63
Female 81
Total 144

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 12
5-7 4
8-9 5
10-14 14
15 0
16-17 5
18-19 6
20-24 19
25-29 6
30-44 22
45-59 34
60-64 8
65-74 4
75-84 4
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 144

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EH17 8YL 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 41
Married 53
Divorced 8
Separated 6
Widowed 1
Same Sex 0
Total 109

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 86
Good 41
Fair 14
Bad 1
Very Bad 2
Total 144

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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) 37
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs 25
No GCSEs 15
Total 109

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% 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 103
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Pakistani 11
Chinese 9
Other Asian 11
Black African 2
Total 142

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 101
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 9
Other 25
Total 144

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 17
Other Christian 41
No Religion 50
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 23
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 11
Total 144

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Southside/Newington ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 21% 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 33
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 104

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 3
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 66
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH17 8YL. 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 8YL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8YL. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Edinburgh 2.1 miles
Brunstane 2.3 miles
Newcraighall 2.5 miles
Haymarket 2.7 miles
Shawfair 3 miles
Musselburgh 3.2 miles
Slateford 3.4 miles
Eskbank 4.3 miles
Kingsknowe 4.3 miles
Wester Hailes 5.1 miles
Newtongrange 5.4 miles
Wallyford 5.5 miles
South Gyle 5.6 miles
Edinburgh Park 5.9 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 6.4 miles
Curriehill 6.6 miles
Prestonpans 7.2 miles
Gorebridge 7.4 miles
Burntisland 9.4 miles
Dalmeny 9.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8YL. The nearest is Prestonfield Primary School, approximately 390 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8YL. The nearest is Castlebrae Community High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH17 8YL. The nearest is Braefoot Medical Practice, approximately 810 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, EH17 8YL. The nearest is Royal Infirmary Of Edinburgh At Little France, approximately 0.9 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.