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Homelessness applications: FOI release

Published: 24 Sep 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
24 Sep 2020
Homelessness applications: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000068969
Date received: 31 Jul 2020
Date responded: 27 Aug 2020
Information requested

Data on homelessness applications by local authority for Oct-Dec 2019, Jan-March 2020 and April-June 2020.

Response

The Scottish Government regularly collects and publishes data on homeless applications from local authorities in Scotland. Our most recent publication, 'Homelessness in Scotland: 2019-20' was published on 27th August 2020, and contains data for applications up to 31st March 2020. We expect to publish official statistics for the period 1st April to 30th September 2020 in January 2021. 

The table below gives the quarterly number of applications by local authority for October to December 2019 and January to March 2020.

  2019 Q4 2020 Q1
Scotland 8635 9324
     
Aberdeen City 381 367
Aberdeenshire 289 294
Angus 141 141
Argyll & Bute 92 113
Clackmannanshire 107 138
Dumfries & Galloway 207 250
Dundee City 288 330
East Ayrshire 191 211
East Dunbartonshire 80 110
East Lothian 164 168
East Renfrewshire 84 83
Edinburgh 800 845
Eilean Siar 28 38
Falkirk 305 284
Fife 653 693
Glasgow City 1524 1524
Highland 261 333
Inverclyde 64 59
Midlothian 98 113
Moray 117 136
North Ayrshire 241 301
North Lanarkshire 498 516
Orkney 29 43
Perth & Kinross 214 190
Renfrewshire 184 231
Scottish Borders 169 187
Shetland 21 21
South Ayrshire 201 246
South Lanarkshire 478 503
Stirling 152 210
West Dunbartonshire 247 273
West Lothian 327 373

We do not currently have data on applications for April to June 2020 as part of our routine homelessness data collections. However the Scottish Government has been collecting data on homeless applications as part of its response to Coronavirus. This information is published as management information and not as Official or National Statistics, and is available at:
https://public.tableau.com/profile/sg.eas.learninganalysis#!/vizhome/VulnerableChildrenandAdultProtection

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Contact

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