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Household Projections

Household Projections

This section contains projections of the number of households in each local authority area, strategic development plan area and national park in Scotland, by household type and age group. It also contains background information on methodology.

Household Projections for Scotland


Forward projections of the number of households in each local authority area in Scotland, up to 2043, by household type and age group. 



Historical Data back to 1996-based

Household Projections for Scotland’s Strategic Development Plan Areas and National Parks


Part of the Household Projections for Scotland, 2016-based publication.


Household Projections for Scotland's Strategic Development Plan Areas and National Parks (2014-based)


Historical Data back to 2008-based

Household Projections for sub-council areas
Population and Household Projections for Scottish sub-council areas (2012- based)


The methods used to produce household projections in the different countries of the UK are broadly similar with some differences in the details. Updated guidance for users about the coherence and comparability of household projections for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is available on the Office for National Statistics Website

Ashley McCormick, a PhD student at the University of Liverpool, researched ways to improve household projections. Further details can be read in his paper Projecting Scotland's Households (38 KB PDF file).

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