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Housing & Regeneration montageSummary: Sexual Orientation and Housing and Regeneration

The Scottish Government currently has limited information on the experiences of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in relation to housing and regeneration.

  • More than a quarter (27 per cent) of those who identified themselves as ‘gay, lesbian or bisexual’ reported that they had experienced discrimination in 2015 , compared to only 7 per cent of heterosexual people. However the base size for ‘gay, lesbian or bisexual’ was fairly small.

Source: Scottish Household Survey, 2015.

 

  • People living in the private rented sector are more likely to identify as either ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual or other’ (LGB) than the population as a whole: 3.4% per cent compared to 1.8%.

Source: Scottish Survey Core Questions, 2015.

 

  • Single adult households are the most likely of any household type to identify as ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual or other; (LGB): 4.1%.

Source: Scottish Survey Core Questions, 2015.

 

Useful Links

Sexual Orientation Page

Housing and Regeneration Page

Future Developments

Publications and Outputs

Sexual Orientation in Scotland 2017: A Summary of the Evidence Base (January 2017) This report draws together statistics and research on sexual orientation from a range of sources and presents these in a single bulletin, providing user-friendly infographics and commentary. It examines the differences between heterosexual adults in Scotland and those who self-identify their sexual orientation as lesbian, gay, bisexual or other in major household surveys.

Specialist Provision Evidence Finder (July 2015) A resource collating policies, strategies, guides, statistics and research on the provision of specialist housing and housing-related services in Scotland.

Social Tenants in Scotland 2016 (February 2018) A statistical compendium presenting an overview of social tenants and social rented housing. Covers age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and sexual orientation

Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Evidence Review (2013) A comprehensive review of available evidence in relation to sexual orientation and transgender people

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External Publications and Outputs

Inequality among lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender groups in the UK: A review of evidence (Government Equalities Office, July 2016) A review of evidence to identify the inequality and disadvantage experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK.

External Research Organisations

Equality Network - Works for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality and human rights in Scotland

Housing Support Enabling Unit - Provides information and research about housing support in Scotland

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Carries out research and analysis of poverty in Scotland and the UK

Scottish Women's Aid - Provides support, information and research about domestic abuse in Scotland

Shelter - Provides information and research about homelessness in Scotland

Stonewall Scotland - LGBT research and publications.

Contacts

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Housing and Regeneration

chma@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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Centre for Housing Market Analysis

Communities Analytical Services

Scottish Government

1F North

Victoria Quay

Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

 

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