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.

SCORE - new lets by Registered Social Landlords

SCORE (Scottish Continuous Recording system) collects information from Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) about the new lets they are making in any given year. Further information is available through the links below:

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)

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


The last quarter of a century has seen a significant change in housing tenure. In 1981, less than 40% of dwelling stock was owner occupied. By 2008, this had risen to 62% although more recently it has fallen slightly to 58% in 2013. This recent small reduction has coincided with an increase in the number renting privately or rent free. Although the increase in owner occupation has also occurred across much of Europe, it has been particularly dramatic in Scotland.

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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