Area Information for Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL
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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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||16|
|Rented: From Council||8|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||4|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||25|
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||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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||3|
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 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||4|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||45|
|Looking After Home or Family||2|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||5|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Accommodation and Food||5|
|Information and Communication||4|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||5|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||2|
|Public Administration and Defence||3|
|HealthInc. Social Work||3|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||2|
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.
|Wester Hailes||4.5 miles|
|South Gyle||4.6 miles|
|Edinburgh Park||5 miles|
|Edinburgh Gateway||5.3 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.
|Preston Street Primary School||670 yards|
|Sciennes Primary School||810 yards|
|Royal Mile Primary School||0.6 miles|
|James Gillespie's Primary School||1 mile|
|Abbeyhill Primary School||1 mile|
|Tollcross Primary School||1 mile|
|St Mary's RC Primary School (Edinburgh)||1.1 miles|
|Leith Walk Primary School||1.1 miles|
|Bruntsfield Primary School||1.2 miles|
|Prestonfield Primary School||1.3 miles|
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.
|James Gillespie's High School||0.9 miles|
|St Thomas Of Aquin's High School||1 mile|
|Drummond Community High School||1.2 miles|
|Boroughmuir High School||1.3 miles|
|Holy Rood RC High School||1.5 miles|
|Leith Academy||1.7 miles|
|Tynecastle High School||1.9 miles|
|Broughton High School||1.9 miles|
|Castlebrae Community High School||2.1 miles|
|Trinity Academy||2.3 miles|
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.
|St Leonard's Medical Centre||70 yards|
|Mackenzie Medical Centre||200 yards|
|University Health Service||470 yards|
|Boroughloch Medical Practice||0.6 miles|
|Challenging Behaviour General Practice||0.6 miles|
|Marchmont Medical Practice||0.6 miles|
|Meadows Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Grange Medical Group||0.8 miles|
|Edinburgh Access Practice||0.8 miles|
|Dalkeith Road Medical Practice||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Howden Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9HL. The nearest is Ballenden House, approximately < 50 yards away.
|Ballenden House||< 50 yards|
|Edinburgh Dental Institute||0.6 miles|
|Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion||0.6 miles|
|Chalmers Hospital||0.6 miles|
|Cambridge Street Day Centre||0.9 miles|
|Astley Ainslie Hospital||1.2 miles|
|Learning Disabilities Service Healthcare Houses||1.6 miles|
|Inchkeith House||1.7 miles|
|Royal Edinburgh Hospital||1.8 miles|
|The Islay Centre||1.8 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.
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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.
|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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