Area Information for Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3BS

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. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Central. This page combines information for the address Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3BS, 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 July 1992. 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
Scottish Parliament Constituency Edinburgh Central
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 3BS:

North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3BG
North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3BN
Young Street South Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 3BB
North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3QA
George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES
North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3LJ

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 3BS 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 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 11
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) - 68% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
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 14
Two People 17
Three People 4
Four People 2
Five People 1
Six People 0
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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 37

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 3BS however is predominantly male (59%). 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 43
Female 30
Total 73

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 1
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 2
20-24 27
25-29 12
30-44 13
45-59 11
60-64 3
65-74 2
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 73

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH2 3BS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 71% 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 52
Married 15
Divorced 2
Separated 3
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 72

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 51
Good 15
Fair 5
Bad 0
Very Bad 2
Total 73

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

EH2 3BS and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 50% 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) 36
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 9
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 11
1-4 GCSEs 14
No GCSEs 2
Total 72

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Edinburgh, 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 96% 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 70
Indian 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Total 73

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 21
Wales 0
Scotland 38
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 6
Total 73

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 10
Other Christian 15
No Religion 43
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 4
Total 73

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the City Centre ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 25
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 72

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 4
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 51
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH2 3BS. 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 3BS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3BS. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Edinburgh 0.6 miles
Haymarket 0.8 miles
Slateford 2.4 miles
Kingsknowe 3.4 miles
South Gyle 3.9 miles
Brunstane 4 miles
Wester Hailes 4.1 miles
Edinburgh Park 4.4 miles
Newcraighall 4.6 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 4.6 miles
Musselburgh 5.2 miles
Shawfair 5.3 miles
Curriehill 5.7 miles
Eskbank 6.8 miles
Dalmeny 7.3 miles
Burntisland 7.3 miles
Wallyford 7.4 miles
Newtongrange 7.9 miles
Aberdour 8 miles
Kinghorn 8.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3BS. The nearest is Stockbridge Primary School, approximately 840 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3BS. The nearest is Basil Paterson School Upper School S5 S6, approximately 130 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3BS. The nearest is Dr Shaw & Partners, approximately 580 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 3BS. The nearest is Cambridge Street Day Centre, approximately 620 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.