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Council performance, statistics and spending


How many households are there and what size are they?

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Household size comparison graph 2001-2011

The average household size decreased over the past decade to 2011.  This is partly as a result of the ageing population and also because more people are living alone. Across Scotland as a whole, household sizes decreased by 3.5 per cent with East Renfrewshire experiencing a fall of 4.7 per cent. However East Renfrewshire still maintains the highest average household size in Scotland at 2.42. The Scottish average household size is 2.19.

Number of people in each household graph

Over the past decade to 2011, the number of single person households increased by 4 per cent in East Renfrewshire to reach 30 per cent of all households (Scotland 35 per cent). All other household sizes experienced either a reduction of 1 or 2 per cent.

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