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Latest Scottish Household Survey published

The Chief Statistician in Scotland has published the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2011 Annual Report (Scotland’s People).

The survey shows that there are more female (52%) than male (48%) household members, similar to previous years. Just under a fifth (18%) of household members are aged under 16, while just under a quarter (23%) are 60 or over.

Just under half (49%) of adults are married and living with a spouse, and just under 1% are living in a same sex civil partnership.

Of those adults aged 16-24, the majority (95%) have never been married. By the time adults reach the age of 35-44, the majority are married and living with spouse or in a civil partnership (58% in total). As would be expected, having never been married or in a same sex civil partnership declines throughout all age groups until the 75 and over, at which point it remains constant at 7%.

From the ages of 35 to 74, marriage is the predominant current status. Those aged 75 or over are more often 'widowed' (44%) although the same proportion are still married.

Like marriage, being divorced or separated is more common than average between the ages of 35-74, and also like marriage, this peaks between the ages of 45-59 (46%).

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.

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