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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.



Our most recent publications are available at the links in the table below.  

Links to Statistical News Releases for each publication are also given. Statistical News Releases aim to provide a brief and user-friendly overview of the main points from statistics publications.


Publication series

Most recent publication

Most recent Statistical News Release

Next publication date


Housing Statistics Annual Key Trends

12th September 2017

Statistical news release

September 2018 (exact date to be confirmed)

Statistics on housing stock, housing supply, and information collected from local authorities including evictions, housing lists, scheme of assistance and Houses in Multiple Occupation.

Quarterly Housing update

12th September 2017

Statistical news release

December 2017 (exact date to be confirmed)

Numbers of new build starts and completions by sector, Affordable Housing Supply Programme and local authority house sales (Right to Buy). Figures on long term empty properties and second homes are presented once a year, usually in the December update.

Private Sector Rent statistics

8th November 2016

Statistics news release

14th November 2017

Presents information on private sector rents in Scotland across 18 Broad Renal Market areas.

Social Tenants in Scotland

14th February 2017

Statistics news release

February 2018 (exact date to be confirmed)

Overview of social tenants and social rented housing in Scotland including stock, household characteristics, housing flows, rents and income levels.

Older versions of these publication series, and links to publication series that are no longer updated, can be found in our Archive section.  

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)