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Elderly People (Accommodation)

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many elderly people are presently accommodated in local authority and voluntary old people's homes in each regional council area of Scotland.

Information available in relation to all registered homes (voluntary and private) is as follows:

Number of residents aged over 65 years (Estimated at 31 March 1985)
Regional CouncilLocal authority homesRegistered HomesTotal all homes
VoluntaryPrivate
Borders29216045497
Central35917074603
Dumfries and Galloway28013636452
Fife617191121929
Grampian934580721,586
Highland41919323635
Lothian1,1077661352,008
Strathclyde3,3851,3872104,982
Tayside9675871891,743
Orkney6969
Shetland571673
Western Isles177177
Scotland Total8,6634,18690513,754