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Projected Households in Scotland by Local Authority and Household Type (Tables 5a to 5e)

Projected Households in Scotland by Local Authority and Household Type (Tables 5a to 5e)

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

The projections for West Lothian show the largest percentage increase in total households between 2000 and 2014 at 24 per cent. The projections for Eilean Siar and Inverclyde show the smallest projected increases at 3 per cent; however the number of households in Dundee City are projected to decrease by 5 per cent over the same period (refer to Chart 5). The largest numerical increases are projected for Glasgow City (38,540) and the City of Edinburgh (37,080).

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.

The number of one adult households is projected to increase in all Local Authority areas. Again the largest percentage is projected to be in West Lothian (by 52 per cent). Dundee City has the lowest projected percentage increase, at just 12 per cent. Glasgow City has the largest increase in terms of numbers of households at 32,980, followed by The City of Edinburgh at 27,830.

Households with one adult with child(ren) are projected to increase in all local authority areas, however only a 1 per cent increase is projected in Eilean Siar. The largest percentage increase is projected for Stirling (60 per cent). The largest increase numerically for this household type is projected to be in Glasgow City; an increase of 10,790 over the period.

All local authority areas show a decrease in the numbers of households with two or more adults and child(ren) between 2000 and 2014. Dundee City and Aberdeen City have the largest percentage decrease (respectively 60 and 57 per cent) with East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Stirling showing the smallest percentage decreases over the period at 18, 19 and 21 per cent respectively. Again Glasgow City is projected to have the largest numerical change with a decrease of 16,600 between 2000 and 2014.

Households containing two or more adults with no children are projected to increase in all local authority areas except Dundee City between 2000 and 2014, with the largest percentage increase in West Lothian (32 per cent). These households are projected to decrease by 2 per cent (560) in Dundee City. In terms of numbers of households, the City of Edinburgh is projected to have the largest increase, of 14,930 households.

Chart 5: Percentage Change in Projected Total Households Between 2000 and 2014

Chart 5: Percentage Change in Projected Total Households Between 2000 and 2014

Chart 5

Tables 5a-e  Projected Number of Households in Scotland by Local Authority

Tables 5a-e  Projected Number of Households in Scotland by Local Authority

Tables 5a-e