It’s official! More people are living alone today than at any other time in history. The rise of solo living implies the greatest social change since the baby boom. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in 2022, 8.3 million people in the UK were living alone in one-person households.
In Scotland, 35% of households are occupied by one person for the very first time in history, making solo households more common than other types in the nation. The rest of the UK is soon predicted to follow. Compare this to 1961 – when solo households only accounted for 14%. Remarkably, this is unprecedented social change.