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Edinburgh Under A Microscope

A truly wonderful city … but …

Edinburgh is a truly wonderful city, and I love living and working here. My students (mostly) love it too, and my family can find the jobs that allow them to have the lifestyles that they want. Most of the time our graduates find great jobs in the local area and have no need to leave the city that they’ve fallen in love with. It’s also a place filled with smart and innovative people (and so many techy people), and who also love living here.

… But …

… like any other city, Edinburgh has its challenges, and these are highlighted by the latest SIMD 2016 survey. One of the major ones is the education attainment between some areas and others, and where there is almost a binary divide between those who have and those who have not. This is perhaps best illustrated with the following [Web page]:

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And places which thrive…

So where are the places that thrive in Edinburgh? We’ll there’s lots, but you’ll have to pay for the privilege. For health and income it’s one of the best places to live on the planet … Stockbridge [Web page]:

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Conclusions

We need more data on our cities, and ways for everyone to contribute. If you want to see best practice, have a look at the London Datastore:

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