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Changing UK: Edinburgh*

For the full details of the facts and figures from the Changing UK report see the tables below.

*The remit of the Changing UK report was to collate data by BBC local radio areas. Scotland and Wales are not broken down in this way. So, for the purposes of the report, areas were created to mimic local radio stations to cover the major cities of Scotland and Wales.

The Edinburgh area is made up from East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian.

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Population
Measure Value Rank
(out of 45, 1 is the highest)
Population density (people per sq km) 465 14
Population 2006 (1,000s) 802 28
Population change 1981-2006 (%) 6.9 27
Aged under 5, 2006 (% ) 5.2 31
Of pensionable age or over 2006 (%) 17.3 39
Average age 2006 38.4 37
Standardised mortality ratio, 2005 (UK=100) 112.2 3
Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births 2005 5.2 14
Economics
Average dwelling price 2006 (1,000s.) 172 24
Housing completions, 2006 3,284 16
Bread-line poor, 2000 (%) 28.5 12
Non-poor, non-wealthy, 2000 (%) 54.8 18
Asset wealthy, 2000 (%) 16.7 31
Bread-line poor, 1990 (%) 24.7 6
Non-poor, non-wealthy, 1990 (%) 61.8 10
Asset wealthy, 1990 (%) 13.6 39
Bread-line poor, 1980 (%) 20.2 5
Non-poor, non-wealthy, 1980 (%) 69.7 15
Asset wealthy, 1980 (%) 10.2 39
Bread-line poor, 1970 (%) 26.6 4
Anomie
Higher figures denote a weaker sense of belonging Index  
2001 33.1 1
1991 26.3 10
1981 20.3 5
1971 20.4 6
Politics
Political apathy: Abstentions %  
1945-1950-1951 (%) 22.5 3
1955-1959-1964 (%) 21.9 12
1966-1970-1974, Feb (%) 22.2 28
1974 Oct-1979-1983 (%) 25.4 20
1987-1992 (%) 23.9 12
1997-2001-2005 (%) 35.2 19
Moving population
Number that would have to move home if the population were to be equally distributed by age:
Age 0-4 3,322 (in) 15
Age 5-7 2,388 (in) 5
Age 8-9 1,704 (in) 4
Age 10-14 4,242 (in) 3
Age 15 968 (in) 1
Age 16-17 2,116 (in) 1
Age 18-19 2,558 (out) 32
Age 20-24 10,797 (out) 42
Age 25-29 11,408 (out) 44
Age 30-44 8,703 (out) 42
Age 45-59 8,414 (out) 11
Age 60-64 3,171 (in) 2
Age 65-74 5,111 (in) 8
Age 75+ 5,609 (in) 6
Total 70,510
% of population that would have to move in 2006 8.9 4
The anomie index is a rough way of calculating a lack of a sense of belonging, or social fragmentation. It was calculated in each area using the following criteria. 1. Non-married adults multiplied by a weight of 0.18 2. One-person households multiplied by a weight 0.50 3. People who have moved to their current address within the last year multiplied by 0.38 4. People renting privately multiplied by 0.80


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