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Housing and Regeneration

HousingThis section gives information on how to access statistics relating to Housing and Regeneration. We collect and publish information on housing activity in Scotland including public sector house sales, new house building, local authority lettings and evictions, homelessness, special needs housing, public sector stock and vacancy rates.

You can browse our Publications or Datasets for specific information. News releases can be found on the Statistical News Release page.

If you can't find what you're looking for, use the search tools on the Search Statistics page or contact us directly for more information.

Housing Statistics for Scotland

The Housing Statistics for Scotland site

This replaced the Housing Trends in Scotland quarterly paper bulletins. There are extensive datasets, updated quarterly or annually, on a range of Housing Topics.

and more tables here.

Social Tenants in Scotland

Social Tenants in Scotland

Social Tenants in Scotland is a new Official Statistics publication that presents an overview of social tenants and social rented housing in Scotland for the year 2015, covering  topic areas such as stock, household characteristics, housing flows, and rents and income levels. It includes trend data for earlier years and comparisons with other housing tenures and with other parts of the UK.

It is based on an analysis of a range of existing Official Statistics data sources such as the Scottish Household Survey, the Family Resources Survey, and Scottish Government Housing Statistics, along with figures, not Official Statistics, from the Scottish Housing Regulator Social Housing Charter Indicator Data.

The main users of this publication are likely to include those involved in housing policy and practice, researchers, tenants, social landlords, and other individuals with an interest in social tenants and social rented housing. The publication also helps to fill the gap in information available about social housing tenants following the cessation of the Scottish Government SCORE data collection and publication on housing association new lets, which ran up to and including the year 2014/15.

Further information and results are contained in the publication documents which are available through the links below:

Social Tenants in Scotland, 2015



SCORE (Scottish Continuous Recording system) used to collect information from Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) about the new lets they are making in any given year. The Scottish Government took the decision to cease SCORE, with the last SCORE publicaiton covering 2014/15.

Archived information on SCORE

Private Rent Statistics

This publication presents statistics on private sector rent levels in Scotland using data from the Rent Service Scotland market evidence database. It presents information on rent levels for different property sizes across each of the 18 broad rental market areas in Scotland. It contains information on average rents as well as rents at the higher and lower end of the market.

Private Sector Rent Statistics, Scotland (2010-2014)

Private Sector Rent Statistics, Scotland (2010-2015)

Private Sector Rent Statistics, Scotland (2010-2016)

Other Housing and Regeneration Statistics

Statistics on other topics produced by the Scottish Government are on different areas of the website.

These include:

Housing and Regeneration statistics in more detail

Recent statistical publications on housing, including background information, and other selected sources.

Background data and tables are available in Excel and CSV format.

Data Suppliers
Guidance and forms for local authorities and other organisations supplying data.

Consultation - ScotStat
Consultation and planning arrangements for housing statistical collections.

Related Areas and Links
Associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.

Our contact information.

Statistics Topic

Featured High Level Trend

Perceptions of Neighbourhoods

Improving housing is not just about increasing supply, but also about a wider investment in building attractive and sustainable communities, and enhancing the opportunities and quality of life for those who live in them. This focus is reflected in the Scottish Government National Indicator on improving people’s perceptions of their neighbourhood.

Overall ratings of neighbourhoods have been consistently high over the past decade, with over nine in ten adults typically saying their neighbourhood is a fairly or very good place to live.  In 2014, 94.4% of adults rated their neighbourhood as a fairly or very good place to live. more >

High Level Summary of Equality Statistics

Equality trends for Housing can be accessed at Chapter 11 of the HLSES publication.

A full set of data extracts for each equality strand are available for:

Age | Disability | Ethnic Group
Gender | Religion Group