Area Information for Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ

Abbey Street in Edinburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Craigentinny/Duddingston ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh East. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Eastern. This page combines information for the address Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH7 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 Large Urban Area
Local Authority City of Edinburgh
Ward Craigentinny/Duddingston
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh East
Scottish Parliament Constituency Edinburgh Eastern
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 Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ:

Lyne Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5DW
Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DP
Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5XW
Lyne Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5DN
London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5BQ
Lyne Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5XG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ 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 Abbey Street, 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 0
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 45
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 46
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 56% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rent Free 2
Total 45

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 20
Two People 16
Three People 5
Four People 4
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 45

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 44

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Craigentinny/Duddingston ward however contains significantly more women than average (61%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 32
Female 51
Total 83

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 5
5-7 2
8-9 1
10-14 3
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 0
20-24 12
25-29 15
30-44 26
45-59 15
60-64 2
65-74 1
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 83

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH7 5SJ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% 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 43
Married 21
Divorced 5
Separated 1
Widowed 2
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 39
Good 36
Fair 5
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 83

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Abbey Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% 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) 39
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 7
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6
1-4 GCSEs 17
No GCSEs 3
Total 72

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 77
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 1
Black African 1
Total 83

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 5
Wales 0
Scotland 56
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 9
Other 8
Total 83

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 16
No Religion 52
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 3
Total 83

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 27
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 3
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 3
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
RetailInc. Wholesale 3
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 43
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH7 5SJ. 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 EH7 5SJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Edinburgh 0.8 miles
Haymarket 2 miles
Brunstane 2.8 miles
Newcraighall 3.5 miles
Slateford 3.5 miles
Musselburgh 4.1 miles
Shawfair 4.3 miles
Kingsknowe 4.5 miles
South Gyle 5.2 miles
Wester Hailes 5.3 miles
Edinburgh Park 5.7 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 5.9 miles
Wallyford 6.1 miles
Eskbank 6.2 miles
Curriehill 7 miles
Newtongrange 7.3 miles
Burntisland 7.4 miles
Prestonpans 7.6 miles
Kinghorn 7.8 miles
Aberdour 8.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ. The nearest is Abbeyhill Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ. The nearest is Mannafields Christian School, approximately 490 yards away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ. The nearest is Brunton Place Surgery, approximately 340 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 Abbey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5SJ. The nearest is Inchkeith House, approximately 0.8 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.

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Broadband in EH7 5SJ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 39 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 57.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.9Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%
 

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