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(PAST STATISTICS)

The Population of Stonehouse in 1690 was 272 and in the parish 600.

In 1790 in the village 596 and in the parish 467.
(Majority of females 80) Farmers, 56; Weavers, 131; Masons,9 ; Shoemakers,15 ; Wrights,6 ; Smiths, 4 ; Tailors,6 ; Coopers,2)

In 1851 town 2086 rest of parish 695.
In 1861 town 2585 rest of parish 682.
In 1871 town 2632 rest of parish 554.
In 1881 town 2613 rest of parish 559.

The working age population is defined as those persons aged between 16 and 64 years. The pensionable age population is defined as those persons aged 65 years and over

(CURRENT STATISTICS)

The latest local authority population data available for 2001, shows that the Stonehouse area has 7,312 residents and accounts for 2.4% of South Lanarkshire’s total population. This wider postcode area includes the local villages of Ashgill, Netherburn, Dalserf and Swinhill, as illustrated in the above map.

TABLE 2.1:  RESIDENT POPULATION, 2001

Male

Female

Total

No.

%

No.

%

No.

Stonehouse

3,547

48.5

3,765

51.5

7,312

South Lanarkshire

142,982

48

155,830

52

298,812

Scotland

2,432,296

48

2,629,715

52

5,062,011

 

Source: SLC Central Policy Unit Area Profiles

The working age population

[1] of Stonehouse accounts for 65.9% of its total population, slightly higher than the South Lanarkshire level, with 65.5% of its population aged between 16 and 64 years. The pensionable age population in Stonehouse[2] is 1.8% below the South Lanarkshire level.

TABLE 2.2:  POPULATION AGE STRUCTURE, 2001

Stonehouse

South Lanarkshire

No.

%

No.

%

0 to 4 yrs

441

6.0

17,005

5.7

5 to 15 yrs

1,120

15.3

42,561

14.2

16 to 24 yrs

752

10.3

32,595

10.9

25 to 64 yrs

4,067

55.6

163,257

54.6

65 to 74 yrs

513

7.0

26,069

8.7

75 plus

419

5.7

17,325

5.8

Total Population

7,312

100

298,812

100

Under 16 yrs

1,561

21.3

59,566

19.9

Total Working Age Population

4,819

65.9

195,852

65.5

65 yrs and over

932

12.7

43,394

14.5

 

Source: SLC Central Policy Unit Area Profiles

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