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Housing and households

Household estimates

Household estimates are published by the National Records of Scotland every year.

Number of households

The estimated number of households in North Lanarkshire in mid-2020 was 152,910, an increase of 467 from mid-2019. This is an increase of 0.3%, in Scotland the increase was 0.6%.

Outside the census, these estimates are only normally only available at council level.

Number of dwellings

The estimated number of dwellings in North Lanarkshire in mid-2020 was 157,625, an increase of 931 from mid-2019 (0.6%), the Scottish comparison was 6.6%.

In the years that the census is out of date, ward household estimates can be derived from using the number of occupied dwellings.

Household size

Household size in North Lanarkshire has fallen from 2.40 people per household in 2001 to 2.22 people per household in 2020. 

Find out more about household estimates and dwelling estimates.

Ward Name Total Dwellings 2021
Airdrie Central                                7,995
Airdrie North                                8,846
Airdrie South                                8,784
Bellshill                                7,204
Coatbridge North                                7,499
Coatbridge South                                8,069
Coatbridge West                                6,037
Cumbernauld East                                8,434
Cumbernauld North                                7,032
Cumbernauld South                                7,379
Fortissat                                7,250
Glenboig and Moodiesburn                                6,526
Kilsyth                                6,890
Mossend and Holytown                                6,035
Motherwell North                                8,642
Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig                                9,244
Motherwell West                                6,699
Murdostoun                                9,695
Stepps, Chryston and Muirhead                                5,477
Thorniewood                                6,190
Wishaw                                8,735
North Lanarkshire Council                           158,662

Page last updated:
14 Feb 2024

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