Caleys Demographic Profile

This page contains a demographic profile of the area I’ve called “Caleys”. This a single block of Edinburgh tenements, which all share a common “backgreen”. The area is defined by Caledonian Road, Caledonian Crescent, Caledonian Place and Dalry Road.

Method

Caleys has been defined as four and a half 2001 Census Output Areas. An Output Area is the smallest unit of published census geography. The four complete areas are: two on the Caledonian Road side (60QP003272 and 60QP003273), one for the Caledonian Crescent side (60QP001773), and one on the Caledonian Place side (60QP001771). The Dalry Road side Output Area (60QP003702) also includes areas on the north side of Dalry Road. I have assumed that half this area is in Caleys, and so divided all the data for the area in two.

If that sounds crude, consider that the census is inaccurate to start with, and at the time of writing it is already four years old. The data should still give a reasonable indication of the current situation, but it cannot be quoted to the nearest person or household.

Commentary

Over 400 people live in Caleys, spread across almost 250 households.

The people tend to be:

  • Young adults – Almost half are between the age of 16 and 29, with the majority between the age of 20 and 35.
  • Unmarried – Two thirds have never married.
  • Living alone or in pairs – Half live alone, and a third of households have only two people.
  • White – Although the area is more ethnically diverse than most of Scotland.

Socially the area is mixed, with a tangible number in all groups, from senior managerial/professional to those on benefits. The area has above average proportions in supervisory/junior managerial/professional roles, and also above average proportions of low-skilled workers. Just over half of the workforce are in paid jobs, which is fairly typical of the city. The below-average proportion of retired people is offset by an above average number of students – 22% of those aged 16 to 74 are involved in some form of full or part-time education.

Residents own about 40% of housing, 35% is private rented, and just under 25% is social rented (housing associations).

Car ownership levels are very low, with two thirds of households owning no vehicles. A third of people walk or cycle to work or school, and almost a third use public transport. Both these proportions are above average, even for the City of Edinburgh.

Data Tables

The data tables also show comparative data for the City of Edinburgh (local authority) and Scotland (nation).

Topic/Value/Proportion Caleys City of Edinburgh Scotland
Population 429 448,600 5,062,000
By Age
Under 16 8.0% 16.3% 19.2%
16 to 29 46.6% 22.9% 17.5%
30 to 44 26.1% 23.7% 23.0%
45 to 59 10.0% 17.3% 19.3%
60 or above 9.2% 19.8% 21.1%
By Sex
Male 52.9% 47.9% 48.1%
Female 47.1% 52.1% 51.9%
By Ethnicity
White Scottish 63.8% 78.9% 88.1%
Other White British 13.4% 11.5% 7.4%
White Irish 2.7% 1.4% 1.0%
Other White 8.2% 4.1% 1.5%
Indian 1.6% 0.5% 0.3%
Pakistani 2.1% 0.9% 0.6%
Bangladeshi 1.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Other South Asian 0.9% 0.3% 0.1%
Chinese 3.0% 0.8% 0.3%
Caribbean 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
African 1.3% 0.3% 0.1%
Black Scottish or Other Black 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Any Mixed Background 0.9% 0.6% 0.3%
Other Ethnic Group 0.9% 0.5% 0.2%
By Marital Status
Single never married 67.5% 50.0% 43.9%
Married (first marriage) 17.9% 31.1% 35.8%
Re-married 2.2% 3.9% 4.5%
Separated but still legally married 2.4% 2.7% 2.9%
Divorced 6.6% 5.8% 5.7%
Widowed 3.3% 6.6% 7.3%
By Health
Good Health 72.1% 71.9% 67.9%
Fairly Good Health 19.2% 20.0% 21.9%
Not Good Health 8.6% 8.1% 10.2%
By Tenure
Owned 38.9% 69.6% 66.4%
Social rented 20.4% 14.8% 24.5%
Private rented furnished 35.8% 10.8% 3.3%
Private rented unfurnished 4.2% 2.8% 3.0%
Living rent free 0.7% 2.0% 2.9%
By Travel to Work or School
Not currently working or studying 21.6% 31.3% 35.7%
Works or studies mainly at or from home 3.1% 3.9% 3.7%
Underground or light rail 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Train 1.7% 0.8% 1.8%
Bus, minibus or coach 28.3% 16.7% 10.0%
Taxi or minicab 0.2% 0.4% 0.6%
Driving a car or van 9.0% 20.3% 24.9%
Passenger in a car or van 2.0% 5.8% 7.3%
Motorcycle, scooter or moped 0.5% 0.3% 0.2%
Bicycle 3.6% 1.9% 0.8%
On foot 29.3% 18.3% 14.2%
Other 0.7% 0.4% 0.6%
Adults aged 16 or over 395 365,000 4,007,500
By Social Grade (“approximate”)
AB (Higher and intermediate managerial/administrative/professional) 18.3% 27.2% 19.0%
C1 (Supervisory, clerical, junior managerial/administrative/professional) 37.9% 31.9% 26.6%
C2 (Skilled manual workers) 9.6% 9.4% 14.6%
D (Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers) 19.5% 14.3% 17.5%
E (On state benefit, unemployed, lowest grade workers) 14.7% 17.2% 22.4%
Workforce aged 16 to 74 384 342,400 3,731,100
By Economic Activity
Economically active 70.1% 67.4% 65.0%
Employees 54.8% 53.0% 51.4%
Self employed with employees 0.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Self employed without employees 1.8% 4.1% 3.8%
Unemployed 3.0% 2.9% 4.0%
Full time students 9.6% 4.8% 3.0%
Economically inactive 29.9% 32.6% 35.0%
Retired 4.3% 12.4% 13.9%
Student 12.4% 7.4% 4.3%
Looking after home/family 3.4% 4.4% 5.5%
Permanently sick/disabled 6.6% 5.1% 7.4%
Other 3.3% 3.3% 3.9%
Households 246 204,700 2,192,200
By Tenure
Owned 41.3% 68.6% 62.6%
Social rented 23.8% 16.5% 27.1%
Private rented furnished 29.3% 9.7% 3.6%
Private rented unfurnished 4.5% 2.9% 3.1%
Living rent free 1.2% 2.4% 3.5%
By Household Occupancy (persons per household)
1 person 50.2% 37.5% 32.9%
2 people 33.1% 33.0% 33.1%
3 people 10.8% 14.0% 15.6%
4 people 4.3% 10.7% 12.9%
5 people 1.2% 3.6% 4.3%
6 people 0.4% 0.8% 1.0%
7 people 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
8 or more people 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
By Car Ownership
No car or van 68.1% 39.5% 34.2%
1 car or van 29.1% 43.5% 43.3%
2 cars or vans 1.6% 14.5% 18.6%
3 cars or vans 0.8% 1.9% 3.0%
4 or more cars or vans 0.4% 0.5% 0.8%
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