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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)

Scottish Government Statistical Bulletin Housing Series: HSG/2000/4

Between 1998 and 2012, it is projected that just over 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 1998 and their share of all households is projected to increase to 21 per cent before dropping to 17 per cent again by 2012.

The largest percentage changes projected over the period amongst the 10 age groups, are increases in households headed by a person aged 16-24 (37 per cent) and those headed by a person aged 85 or over (36 per cent). The largest percentage decrease is projected for households headed by a person aged 30-34 (projected to fall by 17 per cent).

Table 3  Projected households in Scotland by age group of head of household: Numbers (thousands) and percentages

Table 3 Projected households in Scotland by age group of head of household: Numbers (thousands) and percentages

Table 3