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Projected Households in Scotland by Household Type and Age Group of Head of Household (Table 4)

Projected Households in Scotland by Household Type and Age Group of Head of Household (Table 4)

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

Between 2000 and 2014 the projections indicate an overall increase of 39 per cent in households consisting of one male adult. The largest percentage change for this household type is where the person is aged between 45 to 54; projected to increase by 63 per cent and also representing the largest numerical change (for this household type) at 28,780 households.

The number of households which consist of one female adult living alone are projected to increase by 27 per cent over the projection period. The biggest percentage changes for this household type are seen for those females in the age groups 16-24 and 45-54 , where the projected increases are 55 and 51 per cent respectively. However, the largest projected increase in terms of numbers of households is for those aged 75 or more, where an increase of 34,380 households is projected.

Throughout the projection period around one fifth of all households consist of one female living alone (19 per cent in 2000, 22 per cent in 2014), just over half of whom (230,860 in 2000 and rising to 281,790 in 2014) are aged 65 or over. In contrast, over the projection period males living alone account for 14 per cent in 2000 rising to 18 per cent in 2014. Around a quarter of them are aged 65 or over.

The numbers of households consisting of one adult with child(ren) are projected to increase by 30 per cent between 2000 and 2014. For these households, the greatest projected increase, 59 per cent, occurs where the adult is aged between 16 and 24, from 28,220 in 2000 to 44,770 in 2014.

Households with two or more adults with child(ren) is the only household type where numbers are projected to decrease. In 2000, these household form the second largest proportion (20 per cent) of all households but are projected to decrease by 36 per cent. By 2014 they are projected to be the second smallest household type in terms of numbers of households at around 11 per cent. The number of this type of household that are headed by people aged 16 to 34 is projected to half.

Throughout the projection period around two fifths (40 per cent) of households consist of two or more adults with no children. The number of households of this type is projected to increase from 884,770 in 2000 to 1,021,090 in 2014. The largest projected increases are for households headed by a person aged 45-54 and 55-59 (30 and 25 per cent respectively). A decrease of 3 per cent is projected for households of this type headed by someone aged between 30 and 34.

Table 4  Projected Number of Households in Scotland by Household Type and Age Group of Head of Household

Table 4  Projected Number of Households in Scotland by Household Type and Age Group of Head of Household

Table 4

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