Area Information for Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG

This postcode in Edinburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the City Centre ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh North and Leith. This page combines information for the address Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH2 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 November 2000. 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 City Centre
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh North and Leith
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 Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG:

Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EN
Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EP
Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2DS
Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2DL
Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EB
Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2QA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG 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 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 51
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 12
Total 67
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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) - 71% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 10
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 35
Rented: Other 1
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 26
Two People 12
Three People 8
Four People 3
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 47

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around EH2 2XG however is predominantly male (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 56
Female 42
Total 98

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the City Centre ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 3
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 5
20-24 42
25-29 17
30-44 18
45-59 7
60-64 2
65-74 3
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 98

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH2 2XG there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 79% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 77
Married 12
Divorced 4
Separated 2
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 95

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 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 69
Good 24
Fair 5
Bad 0
Very Bad 0
Total 98

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

EH2 2XG and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 53
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 5
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs 3
No GCSEs 4
Total 95

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 85
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 5
Pakistani 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Total 96

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Edinburgh, Scotland), 0% of the residents were born in Scotland, which means that the majority were born outside of Scotland.

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 15
Wales 0
Scotland 36
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 16
Other 24
Total 98

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 11
Other Christian 17
No Religion 49
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 3
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 12
Total 98

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the City Centre ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 49% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 27
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 46
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 2
Total 94

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 50
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH2 2XG. 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 EH2 2XG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Edinburgh 610 yards
Haymarket 0.9 miles
Slateford 2.5 miles
Kingsknowe 3.5 miles
Brunstane 3.8 miles
South Gyle 4.1 miles
Wester Hailes 4.3 miles
Newcraighall 4.3 miles
Edinburgh Park 4.6 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 4.8 miles
Musselburgh 5 miles
Shawfair 5.1 miles
Curriehill 5.9 miles
Eskbank 6.6 miles
Wallyford 7.1 miles
Burntisland 7.4 miles
Dalmeny 7.5 miles
Newtongrange 7.7 miles
Aberdour 8.1 miles
Kinghorn 8.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG. The nearest is George Heriot's School, approximately 820 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG. The nearest is Basil Paterson School Middle School S3 S4, approximately 500 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG. The nearest is Edinburgh Access Practice, 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 Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2XG. The nearest is Cambridge Street Day Centre, approximately 780 yards 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.