Census Profiles for Aberdeenshire

1991 Census Profile

Comparable Profile derived from the 1991 Census.

1991 profile of population and households.

Resident Profile

by population, age group, ethnic group, migration, employment, long-term illness

Population

GenderAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
Male 106,627 98,362 2,391,961
Female 108,760 106,523 2,606,606
Total 215,387 204,885 4,998,567

Age Groups

Retirement age male = 65, female = 60

AgeAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
0 - 4 6.9% 5.9% 6.4%
5 - 15 15.8% 12.1% 13.9%
16 - 24 12.2% 13.9% 12.9%
25 - 34 15.1% 17.1% 15.4%
35 - 44 16.2% 14.2% 13.9%
45 - Retired 18.4% 18.8% 19.4%
Retired - 74 9.5% 11.3% 11.6%
75 5.9% 6.7% 6.5%

Ethnic Group

Ethnic GroupAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
White 99.5% 98.5% 98.8%
Other Groups 0.5% 1.5% 1.3%

Migration

(residents with a different address one year ago)

Residents11.9%13.0%10.4%

1991AberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland

Employment

(economically Active Residents aged 16 - 74)

GenderAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
Male 84.0% 80.6% 76.9%
Female 56.4% 60.3% 55.0%

Limiting - Long Term Illness

IllnessAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
Residents in Households 8.5% 11.6% 12.9%
Residents in Communal Establishments 70.4% 60.0% 67.7%

Households

by total households, housing tenure, amenities, occupancy, car ownership

Total Households

Total HouseholdsAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
All Resident Households 79,929 87,906 2,020,050

Housing Tenure

Housing TenureAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
Owner Occupied 62.1% 50.5% 51.9%
Council Rented/Scottish Homes 25.0% 39.2% 37.1%
Housing Association 1.4% 4.3% 3.1%
Privately Rented 6.4% 6.1% 4.8%
Other 5.2% 1.8% 3.2%

Amenities

AmenitiesAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
No Bath/Shower and WC 1.1% 0.8% 0.6%
No Central Heating 19.3% 19.7% 21.8%

Household Occupancy

Household OccupancyAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
1 Person 22.5% 32.4% 28.6%
2 Persons and No Dependent Children 42.1% 42.0% 41.2%
2 Persons and Dependent Children 32.7% 21.6% 25.3%
Lone Parent and Dependent Children 2.4% 3.8% 4.9%
Lone Pensioner 13.2% 15.2% 15.7%
All Pensioners 21.4% 23.2% 24.1%

Car Ownership

AmountAberdeenshireAberdeen City Scotland
No Car 22.8% 40.0% 42.6%
1 Car 48.1% 42.9% 41.3%
2 or More Cars 29.1% 17.1% 16.2%

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