Housing statistics

Statistics that include affordable housing, new housing supply, rents in the private sector, local authority housing, and social housing.

Quarterly housing update

A summary of activity in new build housing and affordable housing in Scotland.

The most recent Housing Statistics Quarterly Update was published on 15th December 2020 and can be accessed here:

The latest quarterly statistics on new housebuilding that would usually be included in this publication have been delayed, as some local authorities have been unable to provide new build data to the usual timescales due to COVID-19 related staffing and resourcing issues.

Note that the text on page 12 of the most recent publication has been revised on 21st December 2020 to correct a reference to the total number of second homes. In addition, some of the web link references have been changed to remove bare URL text.

Housing Statistics Annual Key Trends

Statistics on housing stock, new housing supply, local authority stock, and housing management.  

Private Sector Rent statistics

Information on Private Sector Rents across 18 Broad Rental Market areas in Scotland.

These statistics are largely based on market-level advertised new let rents and do not represent changes in rents for existing tenants.

Note that for the most recent publication, the Scotland figures have been calculated using a weighted stock approach based on separate Scottish Household Survey data on the profile of stock by area and property size over time. This differs to previous publications which have presented unweighted Scotland average figures.

This revision to the methodology is to help ensure that the national average figures presented better reflect changes to the underlying composition of private rental properties over time, and to minimise any effects of changes to sample numbers achieved for particular property sizes or areas in any given years.

The Revisions Note "Methodology for calculating Scotland level figures" is provided in Annex D of the publication, starting on page 69.

In addition, we have published a Statistics Blog post summarising these methodological changes.

Social Tenants in Scotland

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

Scottish Household Survey - Local Authority Summary Report

A short analysis of key points of interest from the Scottish Household Survey 2018 local authority level tables on housing.

Housing statistics: datasets

A range of time series and summary tables available to download in Excel format.

Housing statistics: Data quality, sources and suitability

Housing statistics across the UK

The Government Statistical Service have developed a tool to browse all housing and planning statistics produced by UK public bodies. 


Housing and regeneration outcomes framework: indicator updates

The latest update to the Housing and Regeneration Outcome Indicators was published on Tuesday 16th June 2020. Further information on the update can be accessed through the web link below.


You can find older reports and datatsets via our archive. 



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