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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 6a

Homeless assessments by local authority area in each year

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
All Homeless Priority homeless All Homeless Priority homeless All Homeless Priority homeless (Note 2)
Number Number % Number Number % Number Number %
Scotland 35,708 32,490 91 32,161 30,791 96 29,326 - -
Aberdeen City 1,225 1,043 85 1,201 1,129 94 812 - -
Aberdeenshire 1,240 1,089 88 1,069 1,029 96 1,012 - -
Angus 971 971 100 701 701 100 569 - -
Argyll & Bute 456 412 90 361 361 100 324 - -
Clackmannanshire 537 500 93 365 352 96 359 - -
Dumfries & Galloway 783 754 96 755 754 100 688 - -
Dundee City 1,253 1,253 100 1,171 1,171 100 1,101 - -
East Ayrshire 554 492 89 409 409 100 257 - -
East Dunbartonshire 450 388 86 374 350 94 479 - -
East Lothian 682 463 68 590 477 81 599 - -
East Renfrewshire 202 195 97 232 232 100 301 - -
Edinburgh 4,359 3,604 83 4,224 3,706 88 3,930 - -
Eilean Siar 138 96 70 121 107 88 102 - -
Falkirk 1,033 933 90 820 733 89 812 - -
Fife 2,719 2,333 86 2,262 2,144 95 2,037 - -
Glasgow City 6,319 6,089 96 5,955 5,921 99 4,974 - -
Highland 1,114 978 88 888 843 95 928 - -
Inverclyde 324 319 98 262 262 100 241 - -
Midlothian 642 583 91 603 597 99 550 - -
Moray 372 372 100 398 398 100 349 - -
North Ayrshire 629 629 100 578 578 100 596 - -
North Lanarkshire 1,692 1,366 81 1,698 1,483 87 1,418 - -
Orkney 113 113 100 87 87 100 79 - -
Perth & Kinross 790 768 97 751 751 100 701 - -
Renfrewshire 962 962 100 840 840 100 736 - -
Scottish Borders 402 392 98 496 496 100 560 - -
Shetland 157 145 92 117 117 100 109 - -
South Ayrshire 697 670 96 652 652 100 575 - -
South Lanarkshire 1,962 1,789 91 1,772 1,702 96 1,811 - -
Stirling 397 397 100 324 324 100 276 - -
West Dunbartonshire 1,169 1,169 100 1,010 1,010 100 998 - -
West Lothian 1,365 1,223 90 1,075 1,075 100 1,043 - -

Note 1:- All homeless and priority homeless assessment decisions include households assessed as threatened with homelessness.

Note 2:- In November 2012 the Scottish Parliament approved the Homelessness (Abolition of Priority Need Test) (Scotland) Order 2012. This meets the homelessness commitment and ensures that from 31st December 2012 onwards, local authorities no longer apply the priority need test to homeless households.

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