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Analysis of the 2000-Based Household Projections for Scotland

Analysis of the 2000-Based Household Projections for Scotland

The household projections were produced for seven different household types — those shown in table 2. In some sections, where further breakdowns by age group or local authority are considered, these categories have been grouped. In section 5.4, five main groupings are used, and in section 5.5 four groupings. Section 5.1 also groups to four main categories for summary purposes.

1. Summary Information for Scotland (Table 1)

In this section four groupings of household type are used: 1 adult, 2 or more adults, 1 adult with child(ren) and 2 or more adults with child(ren).

The number of households in Scotland is projected to increase by 12 per cent (260,000) from 2.20 million in 2000 to 2.46 million in 2014.

There were an estimated 733,000 one adult households in 2000, 33 per cent of all households. These are projected to increase to 969,000 by the year 2014, and account for 39 per cent of all households.

The private household population is projected to fall from 5.01 million in 2000 to 4.91 million in 2014, in line with the projected fall in total population.

The average household size is projected to fall, from 2.27 persons in 2000 to 2.00 persons in 2014.

The projections indicate a 32 per cent increase in one adult households between 2000 and 2014, a 30 per cent increase in households with one adult with child(ren), a 36 per cent decrease in households which have two or more adults with child(ren) and a 15 per cent increase in households with two or more adults.

Chart 4: Household Types Breakdown: 2000 and 2014 Projections
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2014
Pie chart showing projections described in Paragraph 5.1
Pie chart showing projections described in Paragraph 5.1
Table 1: Summary Information for Scotland

Table 1  Summary Information for Scotland

Table 1

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