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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2014-15

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Table 3: Previous housing circumstances of applicants: 2013-14 and 2014-15

2013-14 2014-15
Number % of all applications Number % of all applications
All applicants 37,234 100 35,764 100
Owning or renting 13,110 35 12,433 35
Renting from Local Authority 2,996 8 2,832 8
Renting from housing association 1,570 4 1,568 4
Renting privately 6,518 18 6,350 18
In tied accommodation 262 1 231 1
Owner occupier 1,764 5 1,452 4
Living with relatives, friends or partners 16,308 44 15,251 43
Parental/family home/relatives 9,251 25 8,713 24
Friends/partners 7,057 19 6,538 18
From institutional accommodation 3,256 9 3,350 9
Armed services accommodation1 114 0 79 0
Prison 2,183 6 2,108 6
Hospital 282 1 284 1
Childrens residential accommodation 66 0 58 0
Supported accommodation 611 2 821 2
From temporary accommodation 1,324 4 1,392 4
Hostel (unsupported) 139 0 129 0
Bed & Breakfast 137 0 220 1
Caravan/mobile home 162 0 137 0
Long-term roofless 207 1 197 1
Long-term "sofa-surfing" 679 2 709 2
Other 3,236 9 3,338 9
Other 1,173 3 1,429 4
Not Known/Refused 1,755 5 1,360 4
Own property - Shared ownership 18 0 46 0
Lodger 190 1 368 1
Shared - Private Rented Sector 79 0 99 0
Shared - Local Authority 12 0 19 0
Shared - RSL 9 0 17 0