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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: Households in Temporary Accommodation: Quarter Ending 30 September 2002

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    STATISTICS RELEASE
    Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland:
    Households in Temporary Accommodation: Quarter Ending 30 SEPTEMBER 2002

    11 February 2003
    (Table 4 revised July 2003)

    A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication

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    Introduction

    This Statistics Release presents information about households that were living in temporary accommodation on 30 September 2002, in each local authority area, having been placed there by the local authority under the homeless persons legislation. The information is broken down by type of accommodation, and is given separately for households with children. The actual numbers of children in the various types of temporary accommodation are also given.

    The main points are:

    • At the end of September 2002 local authorities reported, 4,704 households in temporary accommodation, some 20% more than reported for the end of September 2001.
    • 53% (2,471) of these households were in local authority owned dwellings with a further 28% (1,324) in hostels.
    • A total of 706 households were in B&B accommodation at the end of September 2002, 243 (52%) more than at the end of September 2001.
    • Of the 4,704 total households in temporary accommodation at the end of September 2002, 1,490 were families with children, 9% more than the number of families in temporary accommodation at the end of September 2001. 110 of these families were in B&B accommodation - an increase of 5 families since the previous quarter and an increase of 34 families since the equivalent quarter last year.
    • 59% of all households in temporary accommodation at the end of September 2002 were accounted for by five local authorities: Glasgow, Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire, Fife and North Lanarkshire. Glasgow alone accounted for 36% of the households.
    • 26 local authorities reported an increase in the number of households in temporary accommodation compared to the same time last year. The largest increase was reported in Glasgow (1,700 at end September 2002 compared to 1,438 at end September 2001). The largest decrease was reported in Stirling (from 82 at the end of September 2001 to 67 at the end of September 2002).
    • 46% of the families with children reported in temporary accommodation at the end of September 2002 were accounted for by four local authority areas: Glasgow, Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire and Fife, with Glasgow alone accounting for 24%. Highland, Argyll & Bute and South Lanarkshire had the highest numbers of households with children in B&B accommodation at the end of September 2002 - 19, 15 and 10 respectively.

    Households in Temporary Accommodation by Accommodation Type:31 March 1991 to 30 September 2002
    Table 1

    Period

    Local Authority Dwelling

    Hostel 1

    Bed & Breakfast

    Other 2

    Total

    Total households with dependant children
    Number

    % of total

    1991

    as at 31 March

    1,174

    1,363

    458

    160

    3,155

    ..

    ..

    1992

    as at 31 March

    1,262

    1,384

    616

    173

    3,435

    ..

    ..

    1993

    as at 31 March

    1,315

    1,335

    612

    310

    3,572

    ..

    ..

    1994

    as at 31 March

    1,799

    1,428

    486

    72

    3,785

    ..

    ..

    1995

    as at 31 March

    1,851

    1,648

    449

    80

    4,028

    ..

    ..

    1996

    as at 31 March

    1,884

    1,776

    454

    100

    4,214

    ..

    ..

    1997

    as at 31 March

    1,741

    1,562

    355

    114

    3,772

    ..

    ..

    1998

    as at 31 March

    1,859

    1,465

    360

    80

    3,764

    ..

    ..

    1999

    as at 31 March

    1,855

    1,543

    413

    53

    3,864

    ..

    ..

    2000

    as at 31 March

    1,826

    1,608

    500

    61

    3,995

    ..

    ..

    2001

    as at 31 March

    1,968

    1,512

    502

    78

    4,060

    1,437

    35

    as at 30 June

    2,120

    1,334

    475

    73

    4,002

    1,405

    35

    as at 30 September

    2,045

    1,353

    463

    63

    3,924

    1,370

    35

    as at 31 December

    2,094

    1,331

    421

    67

    3,913

    1,169

    30

    2002

    as at 31 March

    2,152

    1,363

    569

    69

    4,153

    1,329

    32

    as at 30 June

    2,388

    1,260

    653

    118

    4,419

    1,506

    34

    as at 30 September

    2,471

    1,324

    706

    203

    4,704

    1,490

    32

    1. The majority of hostel accommodation is accounted for by Glasgow - see Notes and Definitions.
    2. The category 'other' includes mainly housing associations and private landlords. Prior to June 1999 the figures may also include an unknown number of Local Authority-owned chalets or mobile homes
    Note: Figures from March 1993 to March 1996 include estimates for Fife council. Midlothian figures prior to 30 June 2002 are reported incorrectly since they only related to households placed into temporary accommodation during the quarter.
    Since September 2002 Councils have had an increased duty to provide temporary accommodation, advice and assistance to everyone assessed as homeless. Prior to that date there was only a duty to provide accommodation to those assessed as in priority need.

    Households with Children and Numbers of Children by Temporary Accommodation Type 30 September 2001 to 30 September 2002
    Table 2

    Household Type

    Local Authority Dwelling

    Hostel 1

    Bed & Breakfast

    Other 2

    Total

    Number

    %

    Number

    %

    Number

    %

    Number

    %

    Number

    %

    All Households

    as at 30 Sept 2001

    2,045

    52

    1,353

    34

    463

    12

    63

    2

    3,924

    100

    as at 31 Dec 2001

    2,094

    54

    1,331

    34

    421

    11

    67

    2

    3,913

    100

    as at 31 March 2002

    2,152

    52

    1,363

    33

    569

    14

    69

    2

    4,153

    100

    as at 30 June 2002

    2,388

    54

    1,260

    29

    653

    15

    118

    3

    4,419

    100

    as at 30 Sept 2002

    2,471

    53

    1,324

    28

    706

    15

    203

    4

    4,704

    100

    Households with dependant children

    as at 30 Sept 2001

    1,160

    85

    86

    6

    76

    6

    48

    4

    1,370

    100

    as at 31 Dec 2001

    1,024

    88

    58

    5

    48

    4

    39

    3

    1,169

    100

    as at 31 March 2002

    1,107

    83

    103

    8

    94

    7

    25

    2

    1,329

    100

    as at 30 June 2002

    1,223

    81

    85

    6

    105

    7

    93

    6

    1,506

    100

    as at 30 Sept 2002

    1,206

    81

    93

    6

    110

    7

    81

    5

    1,490

    100

    Total number of dependant children

    as at 30 Sept 2001

    2,210

    85

    156

    6

    138

    5

    86

    3

    2,590

    100

    as at 31 Dec 2001

    1,925

    88

    114

    5

    81

    4

    64

    3

    2,184

    100

    as at 31 March 2002

    2,046

    86

    156

    7

    142

    6

    45

    2

    2,389

    100

    as at 30 June 2002

    2,322

    83

    156

    6

    164

    6

    157

    6

    2,799

    100

    as at 30 Sept 2002

    2,117

    81

    195

    7

    171

    7

    144

    5

    2,627

    100

    1. The majority of hostel accommodation is accounted for by Glasgow - see Notes and Definitions.
    2. The category 'other' includes mainly housing associations and private landlords.
    Note: Figures from March 1993 to March 1996 include estimates for Fife council. Midlothian figures prior to 30 June 2002 are reported incorrectly since they only related to households placed into temporary accommodation during the quarter.
    Since September 2002 Councils have had an increased duty to provide temporary accommodation, advice and assistance to everyone assessed as homeless. Prior to that date there was only a duty to provide accommodation to those assessed as in priority need.

    Total Households, Households with Children and Number of Children in each Type of Temporary Accommodation at End of September 2002 by Local Authority Area
    Table 3

    Area

    Total number of Households

    Total number of Households with dependent children

    Total number of dependent children

    Local Authority

    Hostel

    Bed & Breakfast

    Other

    Total

    Local Authority

    Hostel

    Bed & Breakfast

    Other

    Total

    Local Authority

    Hostel

    Bed & Breakfast

    Other

    Total

    Scotland

    2,471

    1,324

    706

    203

    4,704

    1,206

    93

    110

    81

    1,490

    2,117

    195

    171

    144

    2,627

    Aberdeen city

    3

    33

    5

    0

    41

    1

    5

    0

    0

    6

    2

    13

    0

    0

    15

    Aberdeenshire

    50

    10

    21

    4

    85

    41

    3

    2

    3

    49

    77

    5

    3

    4

    89

    Angus

    37

    0

    0

    0

    37

    11

    0

    0

    0

    11

    26

    0

    0

    0

    26

    Argyll & Bute

    12

    16

    47

    3

    78

    2

    0

    15

    1

    18

    2

    0

    20

    1

    23

    Clackmannanshire

    19

    3

    22

    0

    44

    11

    2

    1

    0

    14

    17

    2

    1

    0

    20

    Dumfries & Galloway

    19

    29

    45

    22

    115

    12

    5

    7

    11

    35

    21

    10

    11

    26

    68

    Dundee City

    59

    25

    1

    15

    100

    42

    4

    0

    0

    46

    99

    11

    0

    0

    110

    East Ayrshire

    3

    39

    1

    0

    43

    1

    19

    1

    0

    21

    1

    34

    1

    0

    36

    East Dunbartonshire

    59

    0

    13

    0

    72

    43

    0

    2

    0

    45

    61

    0

    4

    0

    65

    East Lothian

    41

    0

    27

    0

    68

    31

    0

    6

    0

    37

    64

    0

    9

    0

    73

    East Renfrewshire

    13

    1

    2

    0

    16

    8

    0

    0

    0

    8

    16

    0

    0

    0

    16

    Edinburgh, City of

    277

    12

    97

    0

    386

    130

    0

    6

    0

    136

    246

    0

    7

    0

    253

    Eilean Siar

    4

    0

    5

    3

    12

    1

    0

    0

    1

    2

    1

    0

    0

    1

    2

    Falkirk

    58

    0

    19

    0

    77

    33

    0

    3

    0

    36

    71

    0

    4

    0

    75

    Fife

    142

    22

    69

    0

    233

    73

    10

    6

    0

    89

    160

    18

    9

    0

    187

    Glasgow City

    769

    833

    26

    72

    1,700

    354

    0

    0

    7

    361

    467

    0

    0

    17

    484

    Highland

    27

    8

    53

    21

    109

    17

    3

    19

    12

    51

    38

    4

    30

    22

    94

    Inverclyde

    28

    30

    6

    0

    64

    11

    1

    1

    0

    13

    15

    5

    2

    0

    22

    Midlothian

    17

    0

    5

    32

    54

    11

    0

    2

    30

    43

    15

    0

    2

    42

    59

    Moray

    12

    12

    1

    0

    25

    10

    5

    1

    0

    16

    27

    8

    4

    0

    39

    North Ayrshire

    27

    68

    47

    0

    142

    14

    12

    6

    0

    32

    34

    19

    9

    0

    62

    North Lanarkshire

    213

    0

    3

    0

    216

    66

    0

    0

    0

    66

    125

    0

    0

    0

    125

    Orkney

    25

    0

    0

    8

    33

    10

    0

    0

    2

    12

    18

    0

    0

    4

    22

    Perth & Kinross

    8

    24

    0

    0

    32

    6

    7

    0

    0

    13

    14

    21

    0

    0

    35

    Renfrewshire

    104

    18

    36

    0

    158

    47

    0

    9

    0

    56

    83

    0

    16

    0

    99

    Scottish Borders, The

    53

    1

    0

    0

    54

    9

    1

    0

    0

    10

    19

    2

    0

    0

    21

    Shetland

    49

    7

    0

    1

    57

    19

    0

    0

    1

    20

    35

    0

    0

    2

    37

    South Ayrshire

    59

    43

    40

    0

    142

    29

    9

    8

    0

    46

    57

    20

    12

    0

    89

    South Lanarkshire

    119

    42

    62

    22

    245

    72

    0

    10

    13

    95

    140

    0

    20

    25

    185

    Stirling

    21

    39

    7

    0

    67

    17

    7

    1

    0

    25

    38

    23

    2

    0

    63

    West Dunbartonshire

    23

    0

    46

    0

    69

    12

    0

    4

    0

    16

    31

    0

    5

    0

    36

    West Lothian

    121

    9

    0

    0

    130

    62

    0

    0

    0

    62

    97

    0

    0

    0

    97

    Note: The majority of hostel accommodation is accounted for by Glasgow - see Notes and Definitions.
    The category 'other' includes mainly housing associations and private landlords.
    Midlothian figures prior to 30 June 2002 are reported incorrectly since they only related to households placed into temporary accommodation during the quarter.

    Total Households and Households with Children in Temporary Accommodation: end June 2001 to end September 2002 By Local Authority Area
    Table 4

    Local Authority

    All Households in Temporary Accommodation

    Households with Children in Temporary Accommodation

    Number

    Percentage of Total Households1

    Number

    Percentage of All Households with Children1

    30-Sep-01

    31-Dec-01

    31-Mar-02

    30-Jun-02

    30-Sep-02

    30-Sep-02

    30-Sep-01

    31-Dec-01

    31-Mar-02

    30-Jun-02

    30-Sep-02

    30-Sep-02

    Scotland

    3,924

    3,913

    4,153

    4,419

    4,704

    0.21

    1,370

    1,169

    1,329

    1,506

    1,490

    0.26

    Aberdeen City

    21

    21

    32

    33

    41

    0.04

    5

    1

    9

    3

    6

    0.03

    Aberdeenshire

    93

    78

    74

    79

    85

    0.09

    45

    37

    38

    48

    49

    0.19

    Angus

    33

    39

    35

    30

    37

    0.08

    12

    11

    7

    7

    11

    0.10

    Argyll & Bute

    26

    31

    41

    54

    78

    0.20

    5

    3

    10

    19

    18

    0.19

    Clackmannanshire

    46

    40

    55

    48

    44

    0.21

    17

    21

    23

    15

    14

    0.25

    Dumfries & Galloway

    96

    103

    103

    119

    115

    0.18

    31

    29

    22

    42

    35

    0.24

    Dundee City

    85

    79

    101

    103

    100

    0.15

    53

    40

    48

    79

    46

    0.30

    East Ayrshire

    33

    24

    16

    29

    43

    0.08

    8

    6

    5

    12

    21

    0.15

    East Dunbartonshire

    58

    63

    64

    70

    72

    0.17

    43

    41

    41

    38

    45

    0.34

    East Lothian

    67

    67

    69

    84

    68

    0.17

    36

    37

    40

    40

    37

    0.39

    East Renfrewshire

    14

    14

    9

    12

    16

    0.05

    6

    6

    4

    6

    8

    0.08

    Edinburgh (City of)

    360

    276

    358

    379

    386

    0.18

    160

    91

    132

    134

    136

    0.31

    Eilean Siar

    4

    4

    7

    6

    12

    0.10

    3

    2

    1

    1

    2

    0.06

    Falkirk

    39

    49

    57

    83

    77

    0.12

    28

    24

    33

    37

    36

    0.22

    Fife

    197

    197

    216

    211

    233

    0.15

    102

    92

    94

    97

    89

    0.22

    Glasgow City

    1,438

    1,555

    1,507

    1,524

    1,700

    0.61

    273

    262

    263

    316

    361

    0.52

    Highland

    79

    57

    89

    100

    109

    0.12

    48

    41

    51

    39

    51

    0.22

    Inverclyde

    12

    26

    34

    44

    64

    0.17

    3

    0

    9

    11

    13

    0.12

    Midlothian

    42

    18

    21

    171

    54

    0.16

    26

    11

    8

    108

    43

    0.47

    Moray

    24

    24

    30

    33

    25

    0.07

    13

    10

    15

    19

    16

    0.17

    North Ayrshire

    79

    61

    132

    100

    142

    0.24

    21

    17

    34

    21

    32

    0.19

    North Lanarkshire

    211

    214

    204

    196

    216

    0.16

    72

    49

    59

    52

    66

    0.16

    Orkney

    34

    33

    21

    35

    33

    0.39

    15

    13

    8

    14

    12

    0.56

    Perth & Kinross

    24

    25

    27

    34

    32

    0.05

    9

    8

    10

    16

    13

    0.10

    Renfrewshire

    101

    110

    130

    142

    158

    0.20

    46

    42

    55

    52

    56

    0.27

    Scottish Borders

    26

    25

    35

    39

    54

    0.11

    6

    5

    14

    10

    10

    0.10

    Shetland

    66

    55

    59

    54

    57

    0.61

    12

    21

    21

    18

    20

    0.75

    South Ayrshire

    135

    111

    137

    123

    142

    0.29

    54

    31

    52

    41

    46

    0.36

    South Lanarkshire

    248

    282

    246

    238

    245

    0.19

    104

    111

    103

    100

    95

    0.27

    Stirling

    82

    71

    72

    74

    67

    0.19

    25

    18

    28

    28

    25

    0.26

    West Dunbartonshire

    23

    28

    34

    51

    69

    0.16

    10

    13

    13

    17

    16

    0.13

    West Lothian

    128

    133

    138

    121

    130

    0.19

    79

    76

    79

    66

    62

    0.35

    1. Percentages are calculated using the 2000-based projection for 2002. Due to an error in the previously published data, these figures were revised in July 2003.
    Note Figures from March 1993 to March 1996 include estimates for Fife council. Midlothian figures prior to 30 June 2002 are reported incorrectly since they only related to households placed into temporary accommodation during the quarter.
    Since September 2002 Councils have had an increased duty to provide temporary accommodation, advice and assistance to everyone assessed as homeless. Prior to that date there was only a duty to provide accommodation to those assessed as in priority need.

    Notes and Definitions

    The figures in this Release relate only to those households that have been placed in temporary accommodation by a local authority under the homeless persons legislation. This will include households for whom the local authority's decision and final action is still pending, as well as households that were secured such accommodation as a final action by the authority under the legislation.

    Hostels, as temporary accommodation under the homeless persons legislation, are used mainly by Glasgow. In fact, almost all households that live in hostels in Glasgow have been placed there by the authority under the homeless persons legislation. In other authorities, particularly in the cities, there are many households living in hostels that have not been placed there by the local authority under the homeless persons legislation. Consequently they are not recorded in the statistics.

    Households with dependent children: dependant children are those aged under 16 who are in full time education or those aged 18 or less who are either receiving or about to begin full time education or training or are for some other reason unable to support themselves.

    The following symbols are used throughout the bulletin:

    .. not available

    - nil or less than half the final digit shown

    Note: Housing Statistics Publications, including printable Adobe portable document format and Excel versions of the tables are available in the "Published Data" section of the housing statistics branch reference web site: www.scotland.gov.uk/stats/housing/hsbref

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    • Managing, promoting and upholding the integrity of the statistics profession.

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    • Producing and implementing an annual Scottish Executive Statistics Plan.
    • Developing more co-ordinated working arrangements with other analytical services in and out of the Executive.
    • Working with the rest of the Government Statistical Service to develop joint approaches/solutions where appropriate.
    • Improving the involvement of users and providers, working on a partnership basis wherever possible.

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    Rob Pollock
    Economics Advice and Statistics
    Scottish Executive Development Department
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    Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ
    Telephone: (0131) 244 0265; Fax: (0131) 244 0446
    e-mail: robert.pollock@scotland.gov.uk

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    Central Statistics Unit
    Scottish Executive
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    Regent Road
    EDINBURGH EH6 6QQ
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    Transport

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    Health

    (0131) 244 3432

    Social work

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    Scottish Executive personnel

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    Agricultural census and labour force

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    Courts and law

    (0131) 244 2227

    Recorded crime and prisons

    (0131) 244 2225

    Other contacts for Scottish statistics

    Forestry Commission

    (0131) 314 6337

    The Scottish Funding Councils for Higher and Further Education

    (0131) 313 6575

    General Register Office for Scotland
    - Vital statistics and publications
    - Population statistics, census statistics or digital boundary products


    (0131) 314 4243
    0131) 314 4254

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    Current staff names, e-mail addresses and the publications listed below as well as a range of other statistical publications can be found on the Scottish Executive web site at www.scotland.gov.uk/stats.

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    Most recent Statistical Publications relating to the Natural and Built Environment theme (Housing only)

    Ref no.

    Title

    Last published

    Price

    HSG/2001/6

    Housing Trends in Scotland: Quarter ending 30 June 2001

    December 2001

    2

    HSG/2002/1

    Housing Trends in Scotland: Quarter ending 30 September 2001

    March 2002

    2

    HSG/2002/2

    Local Authority Housing and Expenditure 2000-01 to 2002-03

    July 2002

    2

    HSG/2002/3

    Housing Trends in Scotland: Quarters Ending 31 December 2001 and 31 March 2002

    August 2002

    2

    HSG/2002/4

    Household Projections for Scotland: 2000-Based

    August 2002

    2

    STATISTICAL RELEASE

    Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland:
    Quarters Ending 31 December 2001 and 31 March 2002

    September 2002

    -

    HSG/2002/5

    Housing Trends in Scotland: Quarter Ending 30 June 2002

    November 2002

    2

    STATISTICAL RELEASE

    Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: Households in Temporary Accommodation: Quarter Ending 30 June 2002

    December 2002

    -

    Additional copies of these publications may be purchased from Scottish Executive Publication Sales, The Stationery Office Bookshop, 71 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AZ, Telephone: (0131) 228 4181, Fax: (0131) 622 7017. Cheques should be made payable to 'The Stationery Office Limited'.

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