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Projected Households in Scotland by Age Group of Head of Household (Table 3)

Projected Households in Scotland by Age Group of Head of Household (Table 3)

Between 2000 and 2014, it is projected that around one third of households will be headed by a person aged 60 or over whilst only around 14 per cent will be headed by a person under the age of 30 throughout the projection period.

Households headed by a person aged 35-44 are estimated to account for a further 20 per cent of all households in 2000 and their share of all households is projected to increase to 21 per cent before dropping to 16 per cent by 2014.

The largest percentage changes projected over the period amongst the 10 age groups, are increases in households headed by a person aged 16-24 (35 per cent) and those headed by a person aged 85 or over (32 per cent). The largest percentage decrease is projected for households headed by a person aged 30-34 (projected to fall by 13 per cent).

Table 3: Projected Households in Scotland by Age Group of Head of Household

Table 3: Projected Households in Scotland by Age Group of Head of Household

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