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Edinburgh city profile | city data
IndicatorFigureDateSourceNotes
Number of music performances per year10,0002015University of Edinburgh Live Music Census 2015
Public libraries282017Edinburgh Council City Facts and Figures 2018/19
Other museums352018Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions
National museums2 2018National Museums Scotland
Major concert halls2 2017City of Edinburgh Council
Number of live music venues88 2015University of Edinburgh, Live Music Census 2015
Number of theatrical performances at all theatres per year2,0662015Culture RepublicIn financial year 2014/15
Theatres82018Scottish Cinemas and Theatre Project
% of public green space (parks and gardens)19.0%2016ESRI
Number of other Heritage/Historical sites2002017Edinburgh Council City Facts and Figures 2018/19
UNESCO World Heritage Sites22018UNESCO
Number of book titles published in the country in a year184,400 2013Publishers Association
Number of dance performances per year2442015Culture RepublicIn financial year 2014/15
Art galleries802015City of Edinburgh Council
Number of students enrolled in specialist Art & Design public institutions1,8552017Higher Education Statistics Agency
Number of students of Art & Design degree courses at generalist universities3,3252017Higher Education Statistics Agency
Number of non-professional dance schools552015Yell / Dance Base / Broughton Specialist Dance Unit
Cinemas92018Edinburgh Cinema Websites
Cinema screens662018Edinburgh Cinema Websites
Number of cinema screens per 100,000 population12.92018Edinburgh Cinema Websites
Number of films given theatrical release in the country in a year6472012BFI Statistical Yearbook 2013
Number of foreign films given theatrical release in the country in a year2302012BFI Statistical Yearbook 2013
Film festivals232017Filmhouse Edinburgh
Bookshops52 2013UNESCO Edinburgh City of Literature Trust
Number of bookshops per 100,000 population10.62013UNESCO Edinburgh City of Literature Trust
Number of bars1,410 2018City of Edinburgh Council
Number of bars per 100,000 population274.72018City of Edinburgh Council
Number of restaurants1382015Visit Scotland
Number of Michelin star restaurants42018Via Michelin
Number of markets112015This is Edinburgh website
Festivals and celebrations112017City of Edinburgh Council
Number of international students studying in the city18,1502016/17Higher Education Statistics Agency
Number of video games arcades112015Yell
Museums/galleries attendance - % working age population attending at least once a year79.0%2017Edinburgh People Survey
Number of visits to top 5 most visited museums & galleries7,721,4912017Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions
Average daily number of visits to top 5 art exhibitions9262015National Galleries of Scotland
Number of admissions at all theatres per year638,040 2017Edinburgh Council City Facts and Figures 2018/19Total attendance across four major theatre venues
Total value of theatre ticket sales at all theatres per year - $m (ppp)$22 2017Edinburgh Council City Facts and Figures 2018/19
Number of cinema admissions per year3,548,4802017UK Cinema Association and Scottish Cinemas Project
Number of admissions at main film festival73,000 2017City of Edinburgh Council
Total value of cinema ticket sales per year -$ (ppp)$37,261,669 2017UK Cinema Association
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival2,697,0002017City of Edinburgh Council
Estimated attendance at main carnival/festival as % of city population525.5%2017City of Edinburgh Council
Number of international tourists per year2,015,2722017International Passenger Survey
Number of international tourists per year as % of city population392.7%2017International Passenger Survey
Geographical area size, sq. km263 2017Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Total population number513,2102017National Registers of ScotlandIndicator is from Mid-214 Population Estimates Scotland
% of total national country population living in the city9.5%2017National Registers of Scotland (NRS)
Working age population342,0382017National Registers of Scotland (NRS)
Number of households233,3692017National Registers of Scotland (NRS)
Foreign born population %19.9%2017National Registers of Scotland (NRS)
Education level-% with degree level or higher38.9%2017Annual Population Survey (APS)
Average income per capita per year (ppp)$30,615 2016Office of National Statistics (ONS)
GDP (ppp)(million)$27,958 2016Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Creative industries employment %5.2%2016Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES)
Night Clubs, Discos and Dance Halls28 2015Edinburgh Guide website
Number of public libraries per 100,000 population5.52018Edinburgh Council City Facts and Figures 2018/19
Number of book loans by public libraries per year (million)2.12017Edinburgh Council City Facts and Figures 2018/19
Total number of museums372018National Museums Scotland/ Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions
Number of restaurants per 100,000 population27.72015Visit Scotland
Community centres372018Edinburgh Council City Facts and Figures 2018/19