Our historical statistics are always for precisely defined areas, usually administrative units, not "places". We know about the following units named after Edinburgh. Each has its own "home page" with much more information. Click on a tick to go directly to a particular statistical theme.

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Edinburgh Burgh tick   tick     tick      
Portsburgh Burgh                  
St Cuthberts PLComb                  
Edinburgh LabMkt       tick          
Edinburgh ScoP tick         tick tick    
South Leith ScoP                  
North Leith ScoP                  
Canongate ScoP                  
St Cuthbert ScoP                  

Be careful! A unit may cover just the town or village, but it may include a big surrounding area. For example, in England and Wales rural districts — units with RD or RSD suffixes — may even exclude the places they are named after. The "Units covering this place" tab lists units whose boundaries contained Edinburgh.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies associated with Edinburgh.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Edinburgh PBCon 1832 1885
Edinburgh Central PBDivCon/BCon 1885 2004
Edinburgh East PBDivCon/BCon 1885 1996
Edinburgh West BCon/PBDivCon 1885
Edinburgh South PBDivCon/BCon 1885
Edinburgh North PBDivCon/BCon 1918 1982
Edinburgh Pentlands BCon 1949 2004
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh BCon 1997 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith BCon 1997
Edinburgh South West BCon 2005
Edinburgh East BCon 2005

Additional constituencies that covered Edinburgh may be listed on the "Units covering this place" tab.

This website includes information on many different historical units, including census data and other statistics. The boundaries of these units covered Edinburgh:

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Edinburgh ScoPtick    ticktick  
Edinburgh Burghtick tick  tick   
Edinburgh Citytickticktickticktickticktick  
Edinburgh O41area  tick tick    
Midlothian ScoCntytick tickticktickticktick tick
Edinburgh ScoCofCtick ticktick ticktick  
Scotland GovOftickticktickticktickticktick  
Great Britain Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick
Scotland Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick

Click on a tick for direct access to that theme.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies which covered Edinburgh.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Edinburgh PBCon18321884
Edinburgh Central PBDivCon/BCon18852004
Edinburgh East BCon20052009

Please note that these units are listed here because their boundaries covered the point location we hold for Edinburgh. You can search for units that covered the particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location. Units will also not be listed here if we hold no computerised boundaries for them, such as Registration sub-Districts and Sanitary Districts.