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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.

 

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Sexual Orientation Page

Housing and Regeneration Page

Future Developments

Future Developments

New Sexual Orientation Survey Question. For the first time a question about sexual orientation has been included in the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) and the Scottish Household Survey (SHS).  This question should allow an analysis of the housing circumstances of people with different sexual orientations.  The SHS question was asked of a random adult in the household but not all household members.  The SHCS questions was asked of the household member who responded to the survey.   First results are expected in Autumn 2012.  Subject to data quality checks and disclosure control, the new question should allow an analysis of the housing circumstances of people with different sexual orientations.  Data requests should be made to the SHS Mailbox or the SHCS Mailbox.

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Local Authorities and Planning Authorities

  • Local Authority level information on the housing needs of groups including families, older people, households with specific needs, and minority and hard to reach groups is available in Housing Need and Demand Assessments (HNDAs).  These are produced by Local and Planning Authorities and are available on their websites. 

 

Contacts

Contacts

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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