Publication - Statistics

Homelessness in Scotland: 2016-2017

Published: 27 Jun 2017
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:

An overview of key trends and features of homelessness in Scotland from 2016 to 2017, as at 31 March 2017.

Homelessness in Scotland: 2016-2017
A National Statistics publication for Scotland

A National Statistics publication for Scotland

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be interpreted to mean that the statistics: meet identified user needs; are produced, managed and disseminated to high standards; and are explained well.

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How to access background or source data

The data collected for this statistical bulletin:

are available in more detail through Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics

are available via an alternative route

may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors.

cannot be made available by Scottish Government for further analysis as Scottish Government is not the data controller.

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