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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14

This bulletin provides information on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes to 31 March 2014. It includes information on the characteristics of applicant households, local authority assessments and the action taken in respect of cases that were concluded. Snapshot data on households in temporary accommodation at 31 March 2014 are also presented.


Table 2

Total applications by household type

1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Single person 23,900 25,700 27,500 28,500 28,800 31,400 34,132 36,729 36,095 38,403 37,296 34,403 35,421 35,363 34,875 28,914 25,791 24,359
Single parent 12,000 12,100 12,000 12,200 11,500 11,800 11,630 12,587 13,566 14,288 14,067 13,824 13,899 13,816 13,127 10,938 9,074 7,554
Couple without children 1,700 1,700 1,800 1,800 1,700 1,800 2,224 2,561 2,839 2,859 2,916 2,939 2,918 2,762 2,602 1,862 1,628 1,404
Couple with children 3,100 3,100 2,900 2,600 2,400 2,300 2,599 2,813 3,026 3,050 3,152 3,302 2,984 2,963 2,826 2,122 1,937 1,658
Other household type 500 600 400 400 600 1,000 1,536 1,923 1,868 2,062 2,124 2,787 2,466 2,324 2,221 1,714 1,620 1,482

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