Find out more about residents' quality of life in latest Edinburgh by Numbers

For the first time the ‘Quality of life’ section in the latest ‘Edinburgh by Numbers’ publication includes results from the Council’s Edinburgh People Survey, national data from the Office for National Statistics on residents well-being and statistics on rainfall from the Met Office.

These show interesting facts about the city such as

  • 97% of residents are satisfied with Edinburgh as a place to live,
  • Edinburgh’s residents are the happiest of the largest 10 cities in the UK
  • and rainfall in Edinburgh is well below the Scottish average.

‘Edinburgh by Numbers 2013/14’ contains key facts for investors, entrepreneurs and anyone else with an interest in the city. It also includes sections on access to markets, workforce and education, transport and telecommunications, property and the economic structure of Edinburgh and compares to other areas in the UK
 
Original research from ‘Edinburgh by Numbers 2013/14’ includes:

  • The number of attendees at major festivals in Edinburgh for 2012
  • The largest employers in Edinburgh as of 2012/13

Cllr Frank Ross, Convener of the Economy Committee, said: “The facts in the latest edition of ‘Edinburgh by Numbers’ speak for themselves and show the city has much to celebrate this year. The data on gross value added per employee in major UK cities, for instance, shows that Edinburgh remains the most productive city in the UK outside of London.
 
“I am sure potential investors in the city will also be very encouraged to hear that residents show a high rate of satisfaction with living in the city and we even come out top in a national survey on happiness.

“The document is an essential resource for anyone looking to invest in the city or simply looking for key facts and figures about the capital. New information is included in this edition of ‘Edinburgh by Numbers’, as it is important we constantly update it.”

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