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.
Households in temporary accommodation by accommodation type: 31 March 1995 to 31 March 2014
|Social sector accommodation1||Hostel||Bed & Breakfast||Other2||Total||Households with dependent children3|
|Number||% of total|
|1995||as at 31 March||1,851||1,648||449||80||4,028||-||-|
|1996||as at 31 March||1,884||1,776||454||100||4,214||-||-|
|1997||as at 31 March||1,741||1,562||355||114||3,772||-||-|
|1998||as at 31 March||1,859||1,465||360||80||3,764||-||-|
|1999||as at 31 March||1,855||1,543||413||53||3,864||-||-|
|2000||as at 31 March||1,826||1,608||500||61||3,995||374||9|
|2001||as at 31 March||1,968||1,512||502||78||4,060||1,438||35|
|2002||as at 31 March||2,152||1,363||569||69||4,153||1,329||32|
|2003||as at 31 March||2,984||1,380||898||141||5,403||1,599||30|
|2004||as at 31 March||3,537||1,586||1,190||132||6,445||1,997||31|
|2005||as at 31 March||4,136||1,490||1,516||159||7,301||2,330||32|
|2006||as at 31 March||4,747||1,328||1,494||416||7,985||2,785||35|
|2007||as at 31 March||5,164||1,242||1,528||643||8,577||3,094||36|
|2008||as at 31 March4||6,134||1,079||1,609||713||9,535||3,988||42|
|2009||as at 31 March||6,355||994||1,748||956||10,053||3,825||38|
|2010||as at 31 March||6,775||1,217||1,765||972||10,729||3,715||35|
|2011||as at 31 March||7,215||1,371||1,544||1,124||11,254||3,833||34|
|2012||as at 31 March||7,093||1,333||1,281||1,043||10,750||3,487||32|
|2013||as at 31 March||7,061||1,290||1,170||950||10,471||2,936||28|
|2014||as at 31 March||6,611||1,640||1,092||938||10,281||2,489||24|
Notes: Figures from March 1995 to March 1996 include estimates for Fife council.
1. Includes Glasgow Housing Association stock from 2003, and all other housing associations from June 2005 onward.
2. The category 'other' includes mainly private landlords. Prior to June 1999 the figures may also include an unknown number of local authority-owned chalets or mobile homes.
3. From June 2005, this includes households with pregnant women. Figures from this point onward are therefore not strictly comparable with previous ones.
4. From 31 March 2008 there is a break in comparability in numbers in temporary accommodation in Glasgow. From this date, as a result of 'legacy' case reviews of asylum applications undertaken by the Home Office, there was a significant increase in numbers recorded as homeless and in temporary accommodation. See Notes page for full details.
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