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Performance indicators: Measuring progress on Housing and Regeneration Outcomes

Latest update - 31st January 2018

A summary of the 10 indicators that were updated is available here, showing previous and current performance.

Progress towards the Purpose and National Outcomes is tracked by a series of National Indicators and reported on via the Scotland Performs website. In a similar way as the National Indicators within the National Performance Framework provide a high-level indication of progress against the National Outcomes, indicators are being used to gauge progress on each of the four key housing and regeneration outcomes. These indicators draw on existing data sources (already in the public domain) to provide a high-level indication of success on each of the four outcomes. While these indicators do not capture the full picture, they provide an indication of direction of travel, thereby potentially highlighting areas for further investigation.

The tables below detail the indicators and the previous available and latest data for each indicator. Please click on each table to see more information about the indicators, commentary on the data over time and any supporting information.

A consolidated version of all the indicators and commentary and a master spreadsheet containing all the underlying data and graphics along with information on indicator sources, direction thresholds, latest and next update are available for download from this page.

A well-functioning housing system

A well-functioning housing system Previous Latest   Previous Latest
Availability and Choice          
Change in number of occupied dwellings from previous year 2,451,790 2,470,475 increase Sep' 15 Sep' 16
Gap in % Satisfied with house between lowest 3 deciles and the Average 6.2% 4.2% increase 2015 2016
Homes that people can afford          
House purchase lending, number of loans advanced 64,900 64,900 No change 2015 2016
Ratio of housing costs to Income 0.091 0.090 No change 2014/15 2015/16
Growth of supply          
Increase the number of new homes - (NPF National Indicator) 17,968 18,539 No change 2015/16 2016/17
Effective Housing Land Supply - Number of Housing Units NA NA Not Applicable March'15 March'16
Strength of Construction (GVA) 121.6 118.0 downarrow     2015      2016

High quality sustainable homes

High quality, sustainable homes Previous Latest   Previous Latest
SHQS section on Healthy, Safe and Secure 86.0%  86.9% No change 2015 2016
Fuel Poverty 30.7% 26.5% increase 2015 2016
Resource efficient          
Energy Efficiency - Median SAP 2009 rating 65 66 increase 2015 2016
Disrepair to Critical Elements 51.6% 48.4% increase 2015 2016
Promote wellbeing          
Satisfaction with condition of the home (SHCS) 80.6% 83.7% increase 2015 2016
% of people with access to greenspace (5 min walk or less)  (NPF National Indicator)        67.2% 65.4% No change 2015 2016

Homes that meet people's needs

Homes that meet people's needs Previous Latest   Previous Latest
Accessing a home          
Housing Lists - LA & CHR Gross (counts every list that each applicant is on) 167,122 162,152 No change March'16 March'17
Improve access to suitable housing options for those in housing need (Homelessness 2012 Target & NPF National Indicator) 91.0% 95.7% increase 2011/12 2012/13
Over-Crowded Homes 70,000 67,000 No change 2015 2016
How convenient services are 81.4% 80.8% No change 2014 2016
Keeping a home          
Repossessions (UK) 10,200 7,700 increase 2015 2016
Evictions & Abandonments in the Social Sector 2,130 2,357 downarrow 2015/16 2016/17
Supporting independent living          
Percentage of households in need, requiring one or more adaptations (based on self-assessed need) 46.6% 44.6% No change 2015 2016

Sustainable communities

Sustainable Communities Previous Latest   Previous Latest
Economically sustainable communities          
Percentage of workless households 18.0% 18.3% No change 2015 2016
Employment rate (gap between deprived areas and other areas) 16.6% 17.1% No change 2015 2016
Percentage of people with post school qualifications (Gap between deprived  areas and other areas) 19.6% 22.4% downarrow 2015 2016
Helathy life expectancy (Males) (gap between deprived areas and other areas) 11.7 10.6 No change 2011/12 2013/14
Physically sustainable communities          
Improve people's perceptions of their neighbourhood (NPF National Indicator) 56.3% 56.7% No change 2015 2016
Amount of vacant and derelict land 12,688 12,435 increase 2015 2016
Socially sustainable communities          
percentage of people satisfied with the quality of local council services delivered 45.7% 44.6% downarrow 2015 2016
percentage of people satisfied with community centres and facilities 32.4% 34.4% increase 2015 2016
percentage of people who feel they can influence decisions affecting their local area 23.6% 23.1% No change 2015 2016
percentage of people who feel safe walking alone in their neighbourhood at night 84.9% 85.5% No change 2015 2016