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Projected Households in Scotland by Local Authority and Household Type (Table 5)

Projected Households in Scotland by Local Authority and Household Type (Table 5)

Scottish Government Statistical Bulletin Housing Series: HSG/2000/4

Four main groupings of household type are used in the analysis in this section: 1 person, 2 or more adults, 1 adult with children, and 2 or more adults with children.

The projections for West Lothian show the largest percentage increase in total households between 1998 and 2012 at 24 per cent. The projections for East Ayrshire show the smallest projected increases at 4 per cent; however the number of households in Dundee City and Inverclyde are projected to decrease by one per cent over the same period. The largest numerical increases are projected for Glasgow City (35,400) and the City of Edinburgh (34,000).

It should be noted at this point that projections for areas with small populations tend to be less reliable than those for areas with large populations. Go to Annex B.2.

Chart 5

Percentage change in households projected between 1998 and 2012 - Total households
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The number of one person households is also projected to increase by the largest percentage in West Lothian, with an increase of 53 per cent projected. Dundee City and Inverclyde have the lowest percentage increase projected in the numbers of one person households, at just 17 and 18 per cent respectively. Glasgow City has the largest increase in terms of numbers of households at 32,200, followed by The City of Edinburgh at 26,100.

Households with one adult and children are projected to increase in all local authority areas with the exception of Orkney where no change in households of this type is projected. The largest percentage increases are projected for East Renfrewshire, Shetland and Stirling (all at 50 per cent) and the smallest for Aberdeen City with only a 3 per cent increase over the period. The largest increase numerically for this household type is projected to be in Glasgow City; an increase of approximately 10,900 over the period.

All local authority areas, show a decrease in the numbers of households with two or more adults and children between 1998 and 2012. Dundee City, Aberdeen City and Inverclyde have the largest percentage decrease (respectively 52, 46 and 46 per cent) with East Dunbartonshire and East Refrewshire showing the smallest percentage decrease over the period at 22 per cent. Again Glasgow City is projected to have the largest numerical change with a decrease of 16,800 between 1998 and 2012.

Households containing two or more adults with no children are projected to increase in all local authority areas between 1998 and 2012, with the largest percentage increase in West Lothian (33 per cent). Dundee City is projected to have the smallest increase at one per cent, with Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire, Eilean Siar and East Dunbartonshire also projected to have increases in this type of household of less than 10 per cent. In terms of numbers of households, the City of Edinburgh is projected to have the largest increase, of over 13,200 households.

Tables 5a-e  Projected households in Scotland by local authority and household type

Tables 5a-e  Projected households in Scotland by local authority and household type

Tables 5a-e

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