Edinburgh statistics and data

Find out about the various reports we produce that give a general view of the city of Edinburgh. 

Edinburgh by Numbers

Our Edinburgh by Numbers report provides you with a look at Edinburgh and how it compares to other cities and over time. This report covers topics such as

  • population
  • economy
  • tourism
  • environment
  • transport
  • housing.

This is the 17th edition of the publication and covers the past 10 years. For more information read a copy of the Edinburgh by Numbers report - PDF.

Read an accessbile version of the Edinburgh by Numbers report. If you require help to access this data please send us an email to datateam@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Localities profile tool

Our Localities profile tool gives you facts and statistics about smaller areas within Edinburgh. It covers all 17 wards, the 4 localities, Edinburgh and Scotland and allows you to do a side-by-side comparison on subjects such as

  • income
  • benefits
  • lifestyle
  • employment
  • health and disability
  • satisfaction with services
  • education and professions
  • population
  • crime
  • Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Download the latest Localities Profile Tool (XSLX file).

How to use the profile tool

For the best user experience download and view the tool in Microsoft Excel for desktop.

  1. Pick the areas from the drop-down list under the first area / second area.
  2. Click on the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to view your results.

Social Index of Multiple Deprivation

Our Social Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) report (PDF) gives an overview of the 2020 data, showing levels of deprivation at city and ward levels.

Read the latest Social Index of Multiple Deprivation report for 2020.

Scotland’s Census

The census is a survey of all people and households throughout the UK undertaken by the National Records (Scotland) and The Scottish Government once every ten years. You can view the census analysis and a series of reports we have produced, that shows data for Edinburgh.

More information on Edinburgh statistics and data

View the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) on the Scottish Government website.

View the Scotland's Census homepage