Number and internal area of non-domestic premises
There are an estimated 196,000 non-domestic heat controlled premises in Scotland excluding military and agricultural buildings. Retail and financial premises account for 32 per cent of this total while offices and workshops account for 27 per cent as illustrated in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Share of non-domestic premises count
However, the picture changes when the floor area of buildings is considered.
Figure 2: Share of total non-domestic internal area
The mean (arithmetic average) internal area of non-domestic premises in Scotland is estimated to be 390m2. Retail and financial premises are the smallest on average, with only an 18 per cent share of the total internal area of all non-domestic premises, whereas offices and workshops account for 29 per cent of the total area. 'Educational premises are the largest on average, representing over 9 per cent of the total internal area of all non-domestic premises, but make up just less than 4 per cent of premises.'
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