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Projected Average Household Size in Scotland by Local Authority (Table 7)

Projected Average Household Size in Scotland by Local Authority (Table 7)

The average household size in Scotland is projected to decrease from 2.27 persons in 2000 to 2.00 persons in 2014. There is projected to be a decrease in the average household size in all local authorities during the period.

East Renfrewshire had the largest estimated average household size in 2000, at 2.58 persons. By 2014 it is projected that East Renfrewshire will again have the largest average household size at 2.33 persons, followed by Midlothian (2.30 persons) and East Dunbartonshire (2.27 persons).

In 2000 Aberdeen City had the smallest estimated average household size (2.03 persons), followed by Dundee City and the City of Edinburgh with 2.07 and 2.12 persons respectively. By the year 2014, twelve local authorities are projected to have average household sizes of less than two persons; Aberdeen City being the lowest at 1.75 persons. 

Table 7: Projected Average (Mean) Household Size in Scotland by Local Authority

Table 7: Projected Average (Mean) Household Size in Scotland by Local Authority

Table 7