The publication of release 3D tables enable analysis to be done on different age groups and separately for males and females
Children in lone parent families
In 2011, 25% of children aged 0 to 15 years old, live in a lone parent family. This varies across areas in Scotland with the lowest percentage in Aberdeenshire at 13% and the highest in Glasgow at 38%
Adults living alone
In 2011, 16% of the population aged 16 and over live alone. This varies by age group and between males and females as shown below. Between the ages of 25 and 49, males are more likely to live alone than females at 19% and 11% respectively. Whereas with people 65 and over, just over 40% of females live alone compared with just under 25% of males.
Overall 35% of people aged 65 and over live alone. Comparing local authority areas indicates a wide variation in older people living alone. The local authorities with the smallest percentage of people living alone are East Dunbartonshire and Midlothian at 30% , with the highest percentages in Glasgow City (44%), Dundee City (40%) and West Dunbartonshire and Edinburgh City at 39%. Some of this will relate to the higher mortality rates resulting in widowhood , but also might relate to variation in partnership formation and older people living with other family members.
Living in a communal establishment
In 2011, overall 2% of the population of Scotland live in a communal establishment. In age groups 18-19 this rises to 12% with students living in halls of residence. In the older age groups the percentage living in communals rises as people live in care homes. Females are more likely to live in a communal than males; for example in 90-94 year olds 15% males live in a communal in constrast to 26% of females. It is therefore important to remember to account for this population when looking at older populations.
DC1104SC - Residence type by sex by age
DC1109SC - Household composition by sex by age