In numbers, w/e September 29

AS per a recent post on, we are currently pausing our activity, to think afresh as to our editorial offering.

To that end, we are experimenting with weekly catch-ups, such as our now fairly well-established ‘Appointments, etc’ aggregation.

Our next editorial ventures include ‘Research review’ and, now, ‘In numbers’.

Among the statistical announcements this week is one from Registers of Scotland, concerning house prices for July.

Says Registers of Scotland, here, the average price of a house in Scotland during July was £192,000 – up 0.1 per cent on the same month last year and 1.1 per cent up on the previous month, June.

Meanwhile, National Records of Scotland reports, here: “Life expectancy in Scotland was 76.5 years for males and 80.7 years for females in the years 2020-2022.

“Figures show life expectancy was highest in East Renfrewshire for females and East Dunbartonshire for males, and lowest in Glasgow city for both males and females in the years 2020-2022.

“Life expectancy improvements stalled in around 2012-2014, following a long period of sustained increases.”

In another NRS report, here: “[Some] 6,277 deaths caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias were registered in 2022… an increase of 231 from 2021.

“Over 80 per cent of deaths caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias occurred amongst people aged over 80. Females accounted for two-thirds of the deaths.

“Sixty-four per cent of the deaths took place in care homes while 22 per cent were in hospitals and 14 per cent at home or in non-institutional settings.

“At local health board level, over the last five years, Lanarkshire, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and Forth Valley had the highest mortality rates. The lowest rate was in the [Scottish] Borders.”

Finally, the children’s charity, Barnado’s, was yesterday reporting that more than one in 20 children (six per cent) are estimated to be sleeping on the floor due to not having a bed of their own in the last 12 months.

In addition, around one in ten children (nine per cent) are further estimated having to share a bed with another member of their family.

The charity commissioned YouGov which surveyed 1,049 parents (with children under 18) and 1,013 children (aged 8-17) in Great Britain. 

Concludes the charity, here: “Based on these findings, Barnardo’s believes this means that there could be around 700,000 children sharing beds and 440,000 children sleeping on the floor because they don’t have a bed of their own.”

One in 12 parents (eight per cent) said their children were ‘tired all of the time’ due to not having their own bed.

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