Edinburgh is one of the largest health and social care partnerships in Scotland, with a population of 527,620 as of June 2020. 79,979 residents were aged over 65, with this age group projected to increase the most over the coming years.
Edinburgh is also the wealthiest city in Scotland, with 74.6% of the working age population in employment. 38.1% of the economically inactive population within the city are students.
However, 15% of the population, and as many as a fifth of children, live in relative poverty. This poverty is spread throughout the city, with two thirds of those living in poverty not living in areas described as deprived. The majority of those in poverty are in employment.
Our recently updated joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) provides more detail on the population and demographics of Edinburgh.