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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 A

Individuals in households by gender and age: Scotland: 2013-14

Female Male All
Adults
16-17 1,253 934 2,187
18-24 5,444 5,193 10,637
25-retirement 11,158 15,431 26,589
Retirement plus 533 419 952
All adults 18,388 21,977 40,365
Children
0-4 3,481 3,727 7,208
5-11 2,995 3,055 6,050
12-15 1,247 1,309 2,556
16-18 387 390 777
All children 8,110 8,481 16,591
All households applying in period 35,369

These tables are analysed by households.

The HL1 dataset records individual homelessness applications. Applications are defined as coming from the same household if they have been:

  • linked to another application, and:
  • the adult members and family circumstances are the same in both applications.

Contact

Email: Andrew Waugh or Ian Morton

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