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 4 October 2022.

The Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update published in October 2022 includes an update on Affordable Housing Supply approvals, starts and completions up to June 2022. In addition it includes an update on all-sector new house building starts and completions to end March 2022 with more recent figures on social sector new builds to end June 2022.  The publication also presents annual rates of new housebuilding and affordable housing supply per head of population, including comparisons to other UK countries. 

The previous quarterly publications were published on 14 June 2022 and 29 March 2022, with earlier publications additionally listed below.

Housing Statistics Annual Key Trends

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

The most recent Annual Housing Statistics for Scotland Key Trends Summary for 2020 and 2021 was published on 10 May 2022.

This compendium publication provides a summary of housing statistics up to the financial year 2020-21. It brings together newly collected annual figures from local authorities on council housing stock and housing management, previously published figures on new housebuilding and affordable housing supply, and figures from other sources including the Scottish Housing Regulator.

This release incorporates figures covering the latest two years of annual figures since the previous 2019 key trends publication, with the two publications since then having been delayed due to the impacts of COVID-19 on data provision and staff resourcing.

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 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 16 June 2020


Private rented sector statistics user event June 2019

The Private rented sector statistics user event brought together users of PRS statisics, and took place in Edinburgh on 25 June 2019.

Materials used on the day, including the agenda, speaker photos and biographies, summary notes and presentation slides for each session can be found by clicking on the link below.

Private rented sector statistics: user event 25 June 2019 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)


Email: housingstatistics@gov.scot

Telephone: 0131 244 7229 or 0131 244 7230


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