Census Housing

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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Living alone

One person households are now the most common household type in Scotland - accounting for 35 per cent of all households.

Ownership

Since 2001, the proportion of households who own their accommodation has stayed fairly constant at around 62 per cent, though more now own their property outright.

Renting

Across Scotland, the proportion of households renting their accommodation from a council or housing association has fallen by 12 per cent. The percentage of households living in the private rented sector has increased by 65 per cent.

Cars and vans

Sixty-nine per cent of households in Scotland had at least one car or van available for use in 2011 compared with 66 per cent in 2001. Aberdeenshire had the highest (86 per cent) proportion of households with at least one car or van available whilst Glasgow City had the lowest (49 per cent).

Interesting Facts Fife Scotland
Average number of persons per household 2 2
Average number of cars or vans per household 1 1
Average number of rooms per household 5.1 5.0
Percentage of households with too few rooms per resident 6.2% 9.0%
Percentage of households with no persons in employment (except full-time students) with dependent children 4.4% 4.2%

Household size Fife Scotland
Total number of households (with residents) 160,952 2,372,777
1 person 31.8% 34.7%
2 people 36.6% 34.0%
3 people 15.3% 15.1%
4 people 11.6% 11.5%
5 people 3.6% 3.7%
6 or more people 1.1% 1.1%

Tenure Fife Scotland
Total number of households (with residents) 160,952 2,372,777
Owned 64.8% 62.0%
Rented from Council 18.0% 13.2%
Other social rented 4.9% 11.1%
Private rented 11.2% 12.4%
Living rent free 1.1% 1.3%

Accommodation Type Fife Scotland
Total number of households (with residents) 160952 2372777
% Households in an unshared dwelling 100.0% 99.9%
% house or bungalow 74.0% 63.4%
% Detached 24.2% 21.9%
% Semi - detached 25.8% 22.8%
% Terraced house (including end-terrace) 24.0% 18.6%
% Flat or maisonette or apartment 25.8% 36.4%
% Caravan or other mobile or temporary structure 0.2% 0.2%
% Households in a shared dwelling 0.0% 0.1%

Car or van availability Fife Scotland
Total number of households (with residents) 160,952 2,372,777
No car or van 25.6% 30.5%
1 car or van 44.0% 42.2%
2 cars or vans 24.2% 21.6%
3 or more cars or vans 6.2% 5.6%

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