Area Information for Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9HQ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in August 2010. 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.
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, EH3 9HQ:
|Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES|
|Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9HA|
|Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HB|
|Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9EW|
|Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DG|
|Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EZ|
Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH3 as a whole.
About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9HQ 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Edinburgh, Scotland contains a higher than average level of social housing - 49% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||15|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||37|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||10|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||12|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||29|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||10|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||18|
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 43% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of EH3 9HQ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 82% 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.
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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.
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)||182|
|HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent||24|
|Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent||126|
|Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent||65|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||7|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 80% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||16|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the City Centre ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 76% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||15|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||301|
|Looking After Home or Family||5|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||6|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||5|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||2|
|Accommodation and Food||7|
|Information and Communication||6|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||6|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||16|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||8|
Below are the details of the closest services to EH3 9HQ. 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 EH3 9HQ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9HQ. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Wester Hailes||3.9 miles|
|South Gyle||4 miles|
|Edinburgh Park||4.4 miles|
|Edinburgh Gateway||4.7 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9HQ. The nearest is Tollcross Primary School, approximately 670 yards away.
|Tollcross Primary School||670 yards|
|James Gillespie's Primary School||0.6 miles|
|Sciennes Primary School||0.6 miles|
|Bruntsfield Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Preston Street Primary School||0.9 miles|
|Dalry Primary School||1 mile|
|Royal Mile Primary School||1 mile|
|Stockbridge Primary School||1.1 miles|
|St Peter's RC Primary School||1.1 miles|
|St Mary's RC Primary School (Edinburgh)||1.1 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9HQ. The nearest is St Thomas Of Aquin's High School, approximately 740 yards away.
|St Thomas Of Aquin's High School||740 yards|
|James Gillespie's High School||0.5 miles|
|Boroughmuir High School||0.7 miles|
|Drummond Community High School||1.1 miles|
|Tynecastle High School||1.3 miles|
|Broughton High School||1.4 miles|
|Leith Academy||2 miles|
|Holy Rood RC High School||2.1 miles|
|Trinity Academy||2.2 miles|
|Firrhill High School||2.6 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9HQ. The nearest is Meadows Medical Practice, approximately 300 yards away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Meadows Medical Practice||300 yards|
|Edinburgh Access Practice||360 yards|
|Gilmore Medical Practice||560 yards|
|Leven Medical Practice||560 yards|
|Polwarth Medical Practice||560 yards|
|Boroughloch Medical Practice||640 yards|
|Challenging Behaviour General Practice||640 yards|
|Marchmont Medical Practice||670 yards|
|University Health Service||720 yards|
|Mackenzie Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9HQ. The nearest is Chalmers Hospital, approximately < 50 yards away.
|Chalmers Hospital||< 50 yards|
|Edinburgh Dental Institute||70 yards|
|Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion||70 yards|
|Cambridge Street Day Centre||620 yards|
|Ballenden House||0.6 miles|
|Astley Ainslie Hospital||1.1 miles|
|Learning Disabilities Service Healthcare Houses||1.2 miles|
|Royal Edinburgh Hospital||1.4 miles|
|The Islay Centre||1.4 miles|
|William Fraser Centre||1.4 miles|
* 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.