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Census 2011: Detailed characteristics on Population and Households in Scotland, 04/06/14 [S]

The Registrar General for Scotland has published statistics on population and households from national to local level.

Among the key points fro this release are:

  • In 2011, there were 1.5 million families living in households in Scotland. Of these, 65 per cent (967,000) were married couple families, 16 per cent (237,000) were cohabiting couple families and 19 per cent (291,000) were lone parent families.
  • Of the 614,000 families with dependent children, 54 per cent (333,000) were married couple families, 15 per cent (91,000) were cohabiting couple families and 31 per cent (190,000) were lone parent families.
  • Of the 304,000 families with one dependent child, 46 per cent (140,000) were married couple families, 16 per cent (49,000) were cohabiting couple families and 38 per cent (115,000) were lone parent families. The corresponding proportions for the 310,000 families with two or more dependent children were 62 per cent (193,000), 14 per cent (42,000) and 24 per cent (75,000) respectively.
  • Of families with dependent children, step-families made up 8 per cent (26,000) of married couple families and 29 per cent (26,000) of cohabiting couple families. For married couple families, step-families made up 8 per cent of families with one dependent child, 6 per cent of families with two dependent children and 12 per cent of families with three or more dependent children. For cohabiting couple families, step-families made up 24 per cent of families with one dependent child, 31 per cent of families with two dependent children and 46 per cent of families with three or more dependent children. Step-families accounted for just over half (54 per cent) of the 15,000 cohabiting couple families where the youngest dependent child was aged 12 or over.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.


Further Information

Census 2011: Detailed characteristics on Population and Households in Scotland