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The Fourth Statistical Account of East Lothian

The Mass Housing Drive - Statistics

Miles Glendinning

STATISTICAL TABLE OF HOUSING OUTPUT IN EAST LOTHIAN, 1945-1975
  Population
(1960)
1945-1949 1950-1954 1955-1959 1960-1964 1965-1969 1970-1974 Total
(a) EAST LOTHIAN COUNTY
PUBLIC HOUSING (TEMPORARY)   473 0 0 473 0 0 473
PUBLIC HOUSING (PERMANENT)   739 2,157 1,055 890 2,136 1,251 8,228
SSHA   82 216 41 117 126 99 681
other HA/govt. departments   0 0 61 50 165 286 562
local authority total 52,200 657 1,941 953 723 1,845 866 6,985
East Lothian County Council
(county landward areas)
25,700 353 916 302 266 977 244 3072
Dunbar Burgh Council 4,200 81 164 0 127 44 122 538
Haddington Burgh Council 4,700 59 180 162 110 220 154 885
Prestonpans Burgh Council 3,200 52 90 57 14 111 81 402
Tranent Burgh Council 6,400 12 172 332 79 399 165 1,159
PRIVATE HOUSING   54 105 63 133 485 774 1,614
SLUM HOUSES DEMOLISHED   * * * 102 183 23 308
  Population
(1960)
1945-1949 1950-1954 1955-1959 1960-1964 1965-1969 1970-1974 Total
(b) MUSSELBURGH (Midlothian)
  17,200  
Temporary public housing   160 0 0 0 0 0 160
Council housing   297 865 142 84 630 448 2,466
SSHA   30 200 80 30 0 0 340
Other HA/govt. depts.   0 0 0 0 0 20 20
Private housing   0 22 4 114 119 171 450
Slum houses demolished   * * * 158 70 137 365

Source: SDD Housing Returns. The table covers the pre-1975 boundaries of the county. Only selected individual local authorities are listed above (but total local-authority output is included).

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