Area Information for Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL

Howden Street in Edinburgh is in Scotland. The postcode is within the Southside/Newington ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Edinburgh East. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Edinburgh Central. This page combines information for the address Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of EH8 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 Southside/Newington
UK Parliamentary Constituency Edinburgh East
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 Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL:

Hardwell Close, Edinburgh, EH8 9RX
Howden Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HH
Haddon Court, Edinburgh, EH8 9EL
East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, EH8 9HQ
East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, EH8 9HD
Gilmours Entry, Edinburgh, EH8 9XL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about EH8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL 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 Howden 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 1
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 56
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 59
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 47% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 16
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 59

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 30
Two People 19
Three People 7
Four People 1
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 59

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 56

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 54
Female 50
Total 104

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Southside/Newington 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 5
5-7 2
8-9 0
10-14 3
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 5
20-24 28
25-29 21
30-44 24
45-59 9
60-64 2
65-74 0
75-84 1
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 104

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of EH8 9HL there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 72% 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 75
Married 14
Divorced 4
Separated 0
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 93

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 68
Good 23
Fair 10
Bad 2
Very Bad 1
Total 104

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Howden Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% 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. 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) 48
HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or Equivalent 5
Scottish Highers, AS- or A-Level or Equivalent 21
Standard Grade, GCSE or Equivalent 11
No GCSEs or Equivalent 8
Total 93

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 81% 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 84
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 5
Chinese 1
Other Asian 12
Black African 1
Total 104

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Howden Street, 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 17
Wales 0
Scotland 43
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 11
Other 27
Total 104

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 13
No Religion 56
Buddhist 2
Hindu 5
Jewish 1
Muslim 8
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 8
Total 104

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Southside/Newington ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 50% 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 25
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4
Self Employed 4
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 45
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 1
Total 90

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 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 3
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 43
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Below are the details of the closest services to EH8 9HL. 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 EH8 9HL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Edinburgh 0.6 miles
Haymarket 1.4 miles
Slateford 2.7 miles
Brunstane 3.1 miles
Newcraighall 3.5 miles
Kingsknowe 3.7 miles
Shawfair 4.1 miles
Musselburgh 4.3 miles
Wester Hailes 4.5 miles
South Gyle 4.6 miles
Edinburgh Park 5 miles
Edinburgh Gateway 5.3 miles
Curriehill 6.1 miles
Wallyford 6.5 miles
Newtongrange 7 miles
Eskbank 7.2 miles
Burntisland 8.1 miles
Prestonpans 8.1 miles
Dalmeny 8.3 miles
Kinghorn 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL. The nearest is Preston Street Primary School, approximately 670 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL. The nearest is James Gillespie's High School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL. The nearest is St Leonard's Medical Centre, approximately 70 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 Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL. The nearest is Ballenden House, approximately < 50 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.

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Broadband in EH8 9HL

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 10 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 44.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 67.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.8Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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