National Records of Scotland

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Household Estimates

Household Estimates

This section contains estimates of the number of households and dwellings in Scotland, including occupied and vacant dwellings, second homes and trends in household types. There is also information about other sources of household estimates data.

Households and Dwellings in Scotland

Small Area Statistics on Households and Dwellings

Small Area Statistics on Households and Dwellings are also available at neighbourhood (data zone) level. This includes the number of dwellings by Council Tax Band, type of dwelling, number of rooms per dwelling, density of housing; and the number and percentage of dwellings which are occupied, vacant, unoccupied exemptions, long-term empty, second homes, occupied and exempt from paying council tax, or that are receiving a ‘single adult’ Council Tax discount.

These statistics are also published on the website where they can be used as the building blocks for other geographies such as Intermediate Zones or council areas.

Publication notifications and other information for users - ScotStat

You can register with Scotstat on the Scottish Government website to receive notification of when these statistics are published. By registering you will also receive other updates relating to these statistics, including notifications of user consultations.

Information on Household and Dwelling Estimates Across the UK

A paper called Household and Dwelling Estimates Across the UK (PDF 56 KB) gives information on the methods used to produce estimates of households and dwellings in the four UK countries.

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