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Community Ownership in Scotland 2021

Annual publication showing the extent of community ownership in Scotland.

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Community Groups Owning Assets, 2000 to 2021

More than sixfold increase in community groups owning assets since 2000
Line chart showing the increase in groups from 74 in 2000 to 484 in 2021; labels when community ownership legislation came into force

Note the chart does not indicate the number of groups which owned assets during this period. Community groups are excluded where, as of 2021, they no longer own any assets.

The data for this chart is available in Table 2 of the Tables and Charts supporting document.

Number of community groups in 2021: 484

The number of groups who own assets in 2021 was 484, compared to 74 groups in 2000 or earlier.

This trend is similar to that of the number of assets with a steady increase observed from 2000, reflecting that most groups own only one asset.

There are 118 groups which own more than one asset; the most assets owned by a single group is 13. The local authorities with the most community groups are Highland (123, 25%) and Argyll and Bute (56, 12%).

Contact

Email: CommunityOwnershipStatistics@gov.scot

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