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Council performance, statistics and spending

Households

How many households are there and what size are they?

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East Renfrewshire has the largest average household size in Scotland, with 2.42 people per household, this has remained stable since 2011.  Across Scotland as a whole, household sizes decreased by 1.4 per cent between 2011 and 2017. East Renfrewshire is one of only three Local Authorities to have experienced no change in household size over the last 6 years.

The latest household projections show that single person households account for almost one third (31%) of all households in East Renfrewshire (Scotland 36%). By 2039 this is expected to grow to 39%, whilst houses with two adults and one child or more, and households with three or more adults are projected to decline by 5% and 3% respectively over the same time period.


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