Housing statistics 2016: key trends summary

Summary of the key trends in the housing statistics for 2016.


This annual publication presents statistics on housing supply and public sector housing in Scotland up to 31 st March 2016, based on information collected from local authorities, housing associations and the Scottish Government affordable housing supply programme.

Information is provided on new housing supply (across all sectors), public sector stock and house sales, local authority housing management (evictions, housing lists, lettings, vacant stock), local authority housing for older people and people with disabilities, right to buy entitlement, and housing in multiple occupation ( HMO).

These statistics are used for a variety of purposes including for monitoring the National Performance Framework Indicator on increasing the number of new homes in Scotland.

Chart 1: Supply of new housing in Scotland: 1996-97 to 2015-16

Chart 1: Supply of new housing in Scotland: 1996-97 to 2015-16

More details can be found in the updated Housing Statistics for Scoltand web tables, along with the latest Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update September 2016, which presents quarterly data up to 30 th June 2016 for social sector new build and affordable housing.


Email: Esther Laird, esther.laird@gov.scot

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