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Dwellings by Type: a data cube column

Number of dwellings by type

Measure Type
  1. Count
  2. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 2006
  2. 2007
  3. 2008
  4. 2009
  5. 2010
  6. 2011
  7. 2012
  8. 2013
  9. 2014
  10. 2015
  11. 2016
  12. 2017
Type Of Dwelling
  1. All
  2. Detached
  3. Flats
  4. Semi-Detached
  5. Terraced
  6. Unknown
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
  3. Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies
  4. Health Board Areas
  5. Electoral Wards
  6. Community Health Partnerships
  7. 2001 Intermediate Zones
  8. 2001 Data Zones

This column appears in 3 spreadsheet views.

Time series spreadsheet
(ie all possible values for Reference Period dimension)
Cross section spreadsheet
(ie all possible values for Type Of Dwelling dimension)
Cross section spreadsheet
(ie all possible values for measure type dimension)
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About the Dataset
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Next update due
June 2019

Data for 2018 on type of dwellings are not currently available. This dataset contains information on the number (‘count’) of dwellings in each data zone, split by the attachment type of dwelling (detached, terraced, flats, etc.). Numbers of dwellings at higher geographies are aggregated from these data zone estimates.

Data on type of dwelling is obtained from the Assessors’ Portal in December each year, or the following January. The Assessors are, amongst other things, responsible for valuing each dwelling in Scotland for the purposes of assigning it to a Council Tax Band.

The estimated total number of dwellings in this dataset differ from those in the ‘Household Estimates’ dataset as these are extracted from a different source (Council Tax systems) at a different time of year (September).


This is the total number of dwellings on the Council Tax valuation list (excluding free-standing private lock-ups and garages). A 'dwelling' refers to the accommodation itself, for example a house or a flat, and includes second homes that are not let out commercially. Caravans count as dwellings if they are someone’s main home.

Type of Dwelling

This information is based on 'attachment' – i.e. the type of property in relation to its degree of attachment to surrounding properties. This information has been aggregated into five categories: Detached; Semi-detached; Terraced; Flat, maisonette or apartment; and Not known. In some areas, this information is not available via the Assessors' Portal for every dwelling.

Summary statistics for National Parks, Strategic Development Plan areas, urban-rural classifications and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation deciles are published annually in 'Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland', which is available on the National Records of Scotland (NRS) website.


This slice of multidimensional data is not a Linked Data resource in the database: it's a virtual resource (i.e. you can't query it by SPARQL). But does have a permanent unique URL which can be bookmarked.
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Dimension Locked Value
Measure Type
Reference Period
Type Of Dwelling
Reference Area
(not locked to a value)