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Small Area Statistics on Households and Dwellings

Small Area Statistics on Households and Dwellings

Last Updated: 23 June 2022

This section contains estimates of the numbers of households and dwellings at neighbourhood (data zone) level. It includes estimates of the number of dwellings that are occupied and vacant, and information on the characteristics of dwellings such as dwelling type and number of rooms.

Information is given for both 2001 Data Zones and 2011 Data Zones.

Note
Previous years' data are subject to change as more accurate totals are supplied from the councils. Any changes made to the data will be mentioned in the metadata tab of the excel workbooks.

Household estimates by data zone

Estimates of 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 in each neighbourhood (data zone). This data comes from Council Tax billing systems. Max File size 4.6 MB.

2011 Data Zones

Correction 30 July 2021
Small errors were found in the 'Small area household estimates data by 2011 Data Zone' 2020 data. Full details can be found in the metadata tab of the excel workbook.

The estimates at 2011 data zone level are available from 2014 to 2021. An Interactive map is available.

Small area household estimates data by 2011 Data Zone
(Excel)

2001 Data Zones

Correction 2 September 2016
Small errors were found in the 'Small area household estimates data by 2001 Data Zone' 2014 data. Full details can be found in the metadata tab of the excel workbook.

Small area household estimates data by 2001 Data Zone
(Excel)

Dwelling Estimates by Data Zone

Estimates of the number and characteristics of dwellings in each neighbourhood (data zone). Information is given on Council Tax Band, type of dwelling, number of rooms per dwelling and number of dwellings per hectare. This data is taken from the Scottish Assessors’ Association’s Assessors’ Portal. Max File Size 13.2 MB.

Re-estimation of dwelling estimates time series (2005-2013)

A consistent back series of dwellings estimates on 2011 Data Zone boundaries is now available from 2005 to 2013. More information and details on the production of these can be found in the methodology paper.

2011 Data Zones

The estimates at 2011 data zone level are available from 2005 to 2021.
(Data for 2018 to 2021 on type of dwellings and number of rooms are not yet available for publication.)

Dwellings estimates and characteristics of dwellings, by 2011 Data Zone
(Excel)

2001 Data Zones

Correction 10 August 2016
Small errors were found in the ‘Dwelling estimates and characteristics of dwellings, by 2001 Data Zone' median rooms data. Full details can be found in the metadata tab of the excel workbook.

The estimates at 2001 data zone level are available from 2003 to 2017.

From 2018 onwards, estimates are no longer produced for 2001 Data Zones.

Dwelling estimates and characteristics of dwellings, by 2001 Data Zone
(Excel    CSV)

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