A series of Fife briefings (see attached publications) set out the key findings for this topic from the 2011 Census information as it is released.
Some key figures for Fife are given in the tables below.
Additional tables are available through the Census Data Explorer at a variety of geographies.
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Highest ever population
The population of Scotland on census day in 2011 was estimated to be 5,295,403 - the highest ever and a 4.6 per cent rise since 2001.
More women than men
There were more women (2,728,000 or 51.5 per cent) than men (2,567,400 or 48.5 per cent) in Scotland. This was the case for all council areas except for Shetland Islands.
The proportion of adults (people aged 16 and over) in Scotland who are married is 45 per cent, a five percentage point decrease since 2001. The proportion of adults who are single (never married or never registered a same-sex civil partnership) rose to 35 per cent in 2011, an increase of 5 percentage points from 2001.
There were 7,000 people (0.2 per cent of adults) who reported that they were in registered same-sex civil partnerships.
|Median age - Males||41||40|
|Median age - Females||42||42|
|Number of males per female - under 25||1.014||1.030|
|Number of males per female - 25 to 64||0.957||0.958|
|Number of males per female - 65 and over||0.773||0.757|
|0 to 4 years old||5.7%||5.5%|
|5 to 15 years old||11.9%||11.8%|
|16 to 29 years old||17.3%||18.5%|
|30 to 44 years old||19.5%||20.0%|
|45 to 59 years old||21.1%||21.1%|
|60 to 74 years old||16.5%||15.5%|
|75 and over||7.9%||7.7%|
|16 to 64||64.8%||65.9%|
|65 and over||17.5%||16.8%|
|All people aged 16 and over||300801||4379072|
|Percentage single (never married or never registered a same-sex civil partnership)||31.6%||35.4%|
|Percentage married or in a registered same-sex civil partnership||48.2%||45.4%|
|Percentage separated (but still legally married or still legally in a same-sex civil partnership)||3.3%||3.2%|
|Percentage divorced or formerly in a same-sex civil partnership which is now legally dissolved||9.1%||8.2%|
|Percentage widowed or surviving partner from a same-sex civil partnership||7.8%||7.8%|
|Percentage people living in a household||97.9%||98.1%|
|Percentage people living in a communal establishment||2.1%||1.9%|
|Total number of households (with residents)||160952||2372777|
|% One person household - Aged 65 or over||13.2%||13.1%|
|% One person household - Aged under 65||18.7%||21.6%|
|% One family only: Lone parent: With dependent children||7.3%||7.2%|
|% One family only: Lone parent: All children non-dependent||3.6%||3.9%|
|% One family only: Married or same-sex civil partnership couple: With dependent children||13.7%||13.6%|
|% One family only: Married or same-sex civil partnership couple: No dependent children||20.5%||18.4%|
|% One family only: Cohabiting couple: With dependent children||4.4%||3.7%|
|% One family only: Cohabiting couple: No dependent children||5.5%||5.5%|
|% Other households: All full-time students||0.8%||0.9%|
|% Other households: All aged 65 and over||8.8%||7.8%|
|% Other households: Other||3.5%||4.4%|