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Housing Statistics

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report estimates of (a) the number of local authority, new town, Scottish Special Housing Association and other housing association houses that are, (i) one or two apartment houses and (ii) five, six or more apartment houses, in Scotland as a whole, and in each district or islands authority area in Scotland, (b) the number of one-or two-person households in Scotland as a whole and in each district or islands authority area in Scotland, and (c) the number of five, six or more person households in Scotland as a whole

PUBLIC SECTOR HOUSES BY APARTMENT SIZE 1979
Number of houses containing
Local Authority2 apartments or less5 apartments or moreall houses
Berwickshire337292,865
Ettrick and Lauderdale9062094,982
Roxburgh1,1952076,266
Tweeddale215611,628
Clackmannan1,6322459,652
Falkirk2,8621,40433,530
Stirling1,56067113,140
Annandale and Eskdale6651774,958
Nithsdale*1,1613338,373
Stewartry415832,545
Wigtown5871614,709
Dunfermline2,81284723,200
Kirkcaldy3,4461,02126,593
North East Fife1,2352037,999
City of Aberdeen8,17134938,268
Banff and Buchan1,77014312,651
Gordon1,227596,095
Kincardine and Deeside6991263,626
Moray1,46719210,606
Badenoch and Strathspey127611,071
Caithness5981074,302
Inverness1,1111347,013
Lochaber1791473,367
Nairn139521,109
Ross and Cromarty6344046,255
Skye and Lochalsh*6726688
Sutherland227421,731
East Lothian1,64459116,428
City of Edinburgh9,9491,80756,848
Midlothian89969313,162
West Lothian1,91379022,531
Argyll and Bute1,0932828,300
Bearsden and Milngavie380621,817
Clydebank1,93963511,825
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth6931324,350
Cumnock and Doon93439810,351
Cunninghame2,42796223,564
Dumbarton2,11244413,115
East Kilbride144721,624
Eastwood468532,029
City of Glasgow29,3135,373174,996
Hamilton2,91389322,856
Inverclyde3,49262120,056
Kilmarnock and Loudoun2,53535618,188
Kyle and Carrick2,76749918,341
Lanark1,3892769,661
Monklands2,8261,25128,540
Motherwell4,3411,31439,912
Renfrew7,90187239,511
Strathkelvin1,50939010,959
Angus3,26733914,579
City of Dundee8,42578040,117
Perth and Kinross2,82035916,302
Orkney Islands Area276441,450
Shetland Islands Area291902,424
Western Isles Islands Area413452,390
New Towns6,1756,46253,168

and in each district or islands authority area in Scotland.

The information requested on apartment-size is shown in the table below. Information on household size in the form requested is not available but estimates for the whole of Scotland only are given.

Local Authority

Number of houses containing

2 apartments or less

5 apartments or more

all houses

SSHA4,8367,47092,558
Scotland145,52841,8481,038,994

* Information for 1979 is not available: 1978 figures have been substituted.

Source: Scottish Development Department.

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD SIZE, 1978

Number of households containing

One person

Two persons

Five or more persons

All households

Scotland395,000532,000224,0001,780,000

Source:General household survey Scottish Development Department.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report the latest available information on (a) the number of local authority, new town and Scottish Special Housing Association houses sold to sitting tenants in 1978, (b) the type and size of houses sold and (c) how such sales were financed, whether by a building society, a public sector loan, or privately.

Public Sector House Sales

1978

Total Public Authorities, 738.

Local Authorities, 98.

New Towns, 636.

SSHA, 4.

Normally sales would have been to the sitting tenant but these figures may include a few houses sold to someone other than a sitting tenant. Information is not available centrally about the type and size of house sold in 1978 nor about the source of finance.