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

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Table 1: Number of applications to local authorities under the Homeless Persons legislation: 1992-93 to 2014-15

All applications Assessed as homeless Assessed as homeless and in priority need
Number % of all applications2 Number % of applications assessed as homeless
1992-93 42,822 30,100 70 19,800 66
1993-94 43,038 30,900 72 18,200 59
1994-95 41,495 31,600 76 17,500 55
1995-96 40,936 30,300 74 16,900 56
1996-97 40,989 30,600 75 16,800 55
1997-98 43,135 32,500 75 17,600 54
1998-99 45,723 33,500 73 18,400 55
1999-00 46,023 33,600 73 20,200 60
2000-01 45,004 33,300 74 20,500 62
2001-02 47,493 37,100 78 26,900 73
2002-03 52,122 40,246 77 29,450 73
2003-04 56,616 43,057 76 31,573 73
2004-05 57,393 41,632 73 31,198 75
2005-06 60,662 43,595 72 32,905 75
2006-07 59,554 42,729 72 32,832 77
2007-08 57,253 41,662 73 33,294 80
2008-09 57,682 41,596 72 34,706 83
2009-10 57,220 43,371 76 37,148 86
2010-11 55,646 41,530 75 36,491 88
2011-12 45,552 35,387 78 32,283 91
2012-13 40,051 32,132 80 30,814 96
2013-14 37,234 30,093 81
2014-15 35,764 28,615 80

Notes:

1. Data prior to 2002-03 are estimated (see notes and definitions).

2. The percentages are based on all applications for which a homelessness assessment has been completed by the time of the analysis. All analysis by financial year of application.

3. In November 2012 the Scottish Parliament approved the Homelessness (Abolition of Priority Need Test) (Scotland) Order 2012. This meets the homelessness commitment and ensures that from 31st December 2012 onwards, local authorities no longer apply the priority need test to homeless households.

Please note:

All of the tables and charts in this publication are available in electronic format at: http://www.gov.scot/homelessstats