Area Information for Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE

This postcode in Gowkshill is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Midlothian South ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Midlothian. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale. This page combines information for the address Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH23 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 Accessible Rural
Local Authority Midlothian
Ward Midlothian South
UK Parliamentary Constituency Midlothian
Scottish Parliament Constituency Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale
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 Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE:

Gowkshill, Gorebridge, EH23 4PF
David Herkes Way, Gowkshill, Gorebridge, EH23 4PX
Stobhill Road, Gowkshill, Gorebridge, EH23 4PJ
Stobhill Road, Gowkshill, Gorebridge, EH23 4PH
The Crescent, Gowkshill, Gorebridge, EH23 4PR
Pentland Avenue, Gowkshill, Gorebridge, EH23 4PG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH23 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE 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 Gowkshill, Gorebridge, 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 5
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 26
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 43
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 50% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rent Free 1
Total 38

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 7
Two People 15
Three People 9
Four People 4
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 38

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 26

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 Midlothian UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 49
Female 47
Total 96

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 3
5-7 2
8-9 5
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 3
20-24 3
25-29 3
30-44 16
45-59 20
60-64 13
65-74 8
75-84 8
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 96

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode EH23 4PE 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 27
Married 45
Divorced 3
Separated 0
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 81

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 39
Good 31
Fair 18
Bad 8
Very Bad 0
Total 96

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

EH23 4PE and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 44% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% 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) 13
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 6
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8
1-4 GCSEs 18
No GCSEs 36
Total 81

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

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 95
Total 95

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 2
Wales 0
Scotland 92
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 2
Total 96

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 3
Other Christian 29
No Religion 58
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 6
Total 96

Economic Activity Embed This

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 22
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 3
Total 71

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
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 41
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Below are the details of the closest services to Gowkshill. 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 EH23 4PE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE. The nearest railway station is Newtongrange, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Newtongrange 1 mile
Gorebridge 1.1 miles
Eskbank 2.2 miles
Shawfair 4.6 miles
Musselburgh 5.5 miles
Newcraighall 5.6 miles
Wallyford 6.1 miles
Brunstane 6.3 miles
Prestonpans 7.4 miles
Edinburgh 8.5 miles
Slateford 8.8 miles
Haymarket 8.9 miles
Kingsknowe 9.3 miles
Wester Hailes 9.8 miles
Longniddry 11 miles
Curriehill 11 miles
Edinburgh Park 12 miles
South Gyle 12 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE. The nearest is Gore Glen Primary School, approximately 640 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE. The nearest is Newbattle High School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE. The nearest is Newbyres Medical Group, approximately 0.9 miles 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 Gowkshill, Gorebridge, Scotland, EH23 4PE. The nearest is Bonnyrigg Day Centre, approximately 1.2 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.