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 14 September 2021 and can be accessed by clicking the link here: 


The Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update published in September 2021 includes an update on Affordable Housing Supply approvals, starts and completions up to June 2021. In addition it includes an update on all-sector new house building starts and completions to end September 2020 with more recent figures on social sector new builds to end December 2020.  The publication also presents annual rates of new housebuilding and affordable housing supply per head of population, including comparisons to other UK countries.

Housing Statistics Annual Key Trends

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

Note that on 17th May 2021 a revision was made to the Stock by Tenure 2018 figures to correct the estimate for the number of Housing Association dwellings in the Shetland local authority area, due to an error in the original calculation of these figures.

Further details of these revisions are provided in the revised Stock by Tenure 2018 Excel tables.

In addition, Chart 6a, Chart 6b, Chart 7, Chart 8a and associated publication text in the Housing statistics 2019: Key Trends Summary have been corrected to match the revised figures in the Stock by Tenure 2018 Excel tables. This also includes a revision to the figures for the Orkney Islands in Chart 7 where a labelling error has also been corrected.

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.


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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