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Scottish household survey 2018: key findings

Key findings from the Scottish household survey 2018: annual report.

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Scottish household survey 2018: key findings
Housing

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Housing

Tenure

Whilst the proportion of owner occupied homes in 2018 was at a similar level to 1999, there has been an increase in those owning outright and a decrease in those buying with a mortgage.

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The private rented sector grew steadily from five per cent in 1999 to 15 per cent in 2016, after which it has dropped slightly to 14 per cent in 2018.

The social rented sector declined from 32 per cent in 1999 to 23 per cent in 2007, and has remained around this level since then.

Tenure (age 16-34)

The proportion of households with a highest income householder (HIH) aged between 16 and 34 years living in the private rented sector increased substantially from 1999 (13 per cent) to 2015 (41 per cent), but has since decreased to 36 per cent in 2018.

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Between 2015 and 2018, there has been a decrease of approximately 20,000 private renting households where the HIH is aged 16 to 34. There has been a corresponding increase across this period of approximately 30,000 households aged 16 to 34 who are owning a property with a mortgage.

Satisfaction, tenure by deprivation

"National Indicator" - In 2018, nine in ten households (90 per cent) reported that they were very or fairly satisfied with their housing, with 51 per cent being very satisfied and 39 per cent being fairly satisfied.

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In 2018, a quarter (25 per cent) of owner occupier properties were located in the 20 per cent least deprived areas of Scotland.

Private rented properties were spread fairly evenly across deprivation areas.

For social rented properties, almost half (47 per cent) were located in the 20 per cent most deprived areas, with only three per cent in the 20 per cent least deprived areas of Scotland. 


Contact

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