CIH Scot­land com­ments on new Scot­tish house­hold pro­jec­tions

The Oban Times - - PROPERTY -

Newly pub­lished 2014-based fig­ures pro­ject­ing the num­ber and type of house­holds there will be in Scot­land by 2039 were pub­lished this week by the Na­tional Records of Scot­land.

Com­ment­ing on the fig­ures, Char­tered In­sti­tute of Hous­ing Scot­land ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor An­nie Mauger said: ‘ These fig­ures con­firm again the av­er­age size of house­hold in Scot­land is con­tin­u­ing to fall and is set to re­duce from 2.17 in 2014 to 2.01 by 2039. The per­cent­age of Scots liv­ing alone is pro­jected to reach 24 per cent by 2039 while the per­cent­age of Scot­tish house­holds in the age group 75 or older will in­crease from 13 per cent to 20 per cent over that same pe­riod

‘All of these fac­tors will com­bine to place sus­tained pres­sure on hous­ing in Scot­land, em­pha­sis­ing once again the crit­i­cal im­por­tance of in­creas­ing the sup­ply of homes across all tenures. Trends to­wards an age­ing pop­u­la­tion and more peo­ple liv­ing alone also un­der­line what a crit­i­cal role hous­ing has to play in the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s cur­rent pol­icy of in­te­grat­ing health and so­cial care. With that in mind, we are keen to en­sure that the hous­ing sec­tor con­tin­ues to be fully in­volved in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of that pol­icy.’

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