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Selected highlights for Aberdeenshire

Selected highlights from the Registrar General's 2001 Census Report to the Scottish Parliament.

These four topics highlight Aberdeenshire or Aberdeen City as having particularly high or low results compared with the rest of Scotland.

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Table 5 - Report to Scottish Parliament

In almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of cases in 2001, a household occupied a whole house or bungalow. Council areas with particularly high proportions of such households were ABERDEENSHIRE (87 per cent), Eilean Siar (93 per cent), Highland (87 per cent), Orkney Islands (92 per cent) and Shetland Islands (90 per cent). High proportions of households in flats were found in ABERDEEN CITY (50 per cent), Dundee City (52 per cent), the City of Edinburgh (59 per cent) and Glasgow City (70 per cent). The proportion of households occupying whole houses or bungalows increased from 61 per cent in 1991 to 64 per cent in 2001. Increases were particularly noticeable in West Dunbartonshire (up 7 percentage points), Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, Dundee City (all 6 points higher), and North Lanarkshire (5 points higher).

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Table 11 - Report to Scottish Parliament

20 per cent of the population indicated that they had a long-term illness, health problem or disability that limited their daily activities or the work they could do in 2001. This was an increase over 1991 when 14 per cent reported such an illness. The proportion varied among Council areas with Glasgow City (26 per cent in 2001) and North Lanarkshire (23 per cent) highest, and ABERDEENSHIRE (15 per cent), East Renfrewshire (16 per cent) and Shetland Islands (16 per cent) lowest. Allowing for the general increase in reporting such illness across Scotland from 1991 to 2001, the distribution among Council areas changed relatively little.

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Table 21 - Report to Scottish Parliament

About a third (34 per cent) of households were without a car or van in 2001. This was a fall from over two-fifths (43 per cent) in 1991. That the availability of cars increased from 1991 is also borne out by the fact that the percentage of households with two or more cars increased from 16 per cent to 22 per cent, while the proportion with one car also increased from 41 per cent to 43 per cent. The average number of cars per household increased from 0.76 in 1991 to 0.93 in 2001. The Council areas with the highest proportions of households without a car or van were Glasgow City (56 per cent), Dundee City (46 per cent), Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire (both 43 per cent). The lowest proportions were in ABERDEENSHIRE (18 per cent) and East Renfrewshire (20 per cent).

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Table 23 - Report to Scottish Parliament

Half of students and school-children travelled to their place of study by Other means ie chiefly by foot or bicycle. Almost a quarter fell into each of the categories Bus etc and Car or motorcycle. The remainder (3 per cent) travelled by Train or underground. Council areas with the highest proportions travelling to study by Train or underground were West Dunbartonshire (9 per cent) and East Renfrewshire (8 per cent). The latter was also the area with the highest proportion travelling by Car or motorcycle (31 per cent). Areas with the highest proportions travelling by Bus etc were the 3 islands areas: Eilean Siar (50 per cent), Shetland Islands (39 per cent) and Orkney Islands (38 per cent). Travellers to study by Other means were relatively common in ABERDEEN CITY (53 per cent), Dundee City (51 per cent) and East Lothian, the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian (all 50 per cent).

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