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Census 2011: Detailed characteristics on Population and Households in Scotland, 15/05/14 [S]

These statistics published by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotlandís Census website present further details on population and households (Release 3D), from national to local level.

Among the key points are:

  • n 2011, 26 per cent (616,000) of households in Scotland contained one or more dependent children, including 10 per cent where the youngest dependent child was aged under 5. Of the 263,000 lone parent households, 65 per cent contained dependent children, including 21 per cent where the youngest dependent child was aged under 5.
  • In Scotland, of the 42,000 schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time at the time of the 2011 Census, 14 per cent were aged under 18, 68 per cent were aged 18 to 21 and 18 per cent were aged over 21.
  • Females comprised over half (55 per cent) of the schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time aged 18 to 21 but less than half of those aged under 18 (48 per cent) or aged over 21 (48 per cent).

For full details see the Scotlandís Census website.


Further Information

Scottish Government news release

Scotland's census