Housing statistics 2018: key trends summary

Annual statistics up to 31 March 2017 on total new housing supply in Scotland across all sectors, along with information on various elements of local authority housing such as stock, lettings, house sales, evictions, housing lists, and housing for older people and people with disabilities.

Housing for Older People and People with Disabilities

The number of sheltered, very sheltered and medium dependency houses provided by local authorities has decreased from 23,108 in 2006 to 20,315 in 2018.

The amount of very sheltered accommodation has increased from 290 in 2006 to 738 in 2018, whist the amount of sheltered accommodation has dropped from 17,140 in 2006 to 14,229 in 2018.

Supported Housing is provided by both local authorities and housing associations. In addition, councils provide or commission housing support services to help meet specific housing needs of older and other vulnerable people to give them the opportunity to continue to live in their own homes. Housing for people with variable needs is currently mainly classified as very sheltered, sheltered, medium dependency, wheelchair and ambulant disabled, although figures can vary from year to year as dwellings may be adapted to suit the particular needs of tenants, or re-classified by providers.

Chart 13: Provision of local authority housing for older people, 2006 to 2018

Chart 13: Provision of local authority housing for older people, 2006 to 2018

Link to tables on housing for older people and people with disabilities: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/SpecialNeedsHousing

The Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) is the a national survey of housing and households undertaken in Scotland as part of the Scottish Household Survey. It combines both an interview with occupants and a physical inspection of dwellings to build up a picture of Scotland's occupied housing stock which covers all types of households and dwellings across the entire country - whether owned or rented, flats or houses. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/SHCS

The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. It is essential for the Scottish Government's forward planning, for identifying gaps in health services provision and for identifying which groups are at particular risk of future ill-health. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/scottish-health-survey


Katrina Caldwell: housing.statistics@gov.scot

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