Household composition for specific groups of people in Scotland

NRS has published a report that presents findings from the analysis of Scotland's Census 2011 on the household composition and living arrangements for all people in Scotland.  This can be viewed and downloaded on the Analytical Reports page.

The report looks at all people in households and also for specific groups of people including dependent children, people between 20 and 34 and people aged 65 and over. The analysis presents the change since 2001 and also compares people living in rural and urban areas, and by the extent of deprivation in an area. The report draws on standard tables (DC1107SC , DC1108SC, DC1119SC) and some newly published tables. 

Key points highlighted within the report include:

  • Almost 70% of dependent children live in a one couple family, and nearly one quarter live in a female lone parent household

  • The proportion of people aged 20 to 34 who live as a couple, as a lone parent or in a one person household has decreased from 66 per cent in 2001 to 61 per cent in 2011

  • Over three quarters of people in households aged 65 over live on their own (35 per cent) or in households where all people are aged 65 and over (42 per cent)