Population stats show increase in household numbers in Edinburgh

BETWEEN 2009 and 2019, The City of Edinburgh saw the largest increase in the number of households, compared to any other local authority in Scotland.

An additional 17,800 households represented an 8.1 per cent increase, with the national average 6.1 per cent and local authorities such as Midlothian (15.6 per cent, 5,400 households), Orkney Islands (11.3 per cent, 1,100 households) and East Lothian (10.8 per cent, 4,600 households) showing the highest percentage growth over the decade.

The figures have been published by the National Records of Scotland, which also reveals that the number of households across the whole of Scotland had grown by 143,800 between 2009 and 2019.

Says the NRS: “More than a third of households are occupied by a single person, and an estimated 906,000 people are living alone.

“The increased number of households is partly due to an increase in the population, but also because people are increasingly living alone or with fewer other people.

“Households consisting of only one person have been the most common type in Scotland since 2010.”

Read more, here, on the NRS website.

Pictured: Westfield, near Murrayfield stadium – one of the more recent housing developments in the city

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