Publication - Statistics

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

Published: 24 Jun 2014
ISBN:
9781784126070

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.

Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14
Table 1

Table 1

Number of applications to local authorities under the Homeless Persons legislation: 1992-93 to 2013-14

All applications Assessed as homeless Assessed as homeless
and in priority need
Number % of all applications2 Number % of applications assessed as homeless
1992-93 42,822 30,100 70 19,800 66
1993-94 43,038 30,900 72 18,200 59
1994-95 41,495 31,600 76 17,500 55
1995-96 40,936 30,300 74 16,900 56
1996-97 40,989 30,600 75 16,800 55
1997-98 43,135 32,500 75 17,600 54
1998-99 45,723 33,500 73 18,400 55
1999-00 46,023 33,600 73 20,200 60
2000-01 45,004 33,300 74 20,500 62
2001-02 47,493 37,100 78 26,900 73
2002-03 52,121 40,244 77 29,448 73
2003-04 56,613 43,056 76 31,571 73
2004-05 57,394 41,631 73 31,197 75
2005-06 60,662 43,595 72 32,905 75
2006-07 59,555 42,730 72 32,833 77
2007-08 57,255 41,662 73 33,294 80
2008-09 57,688 41,594 72 34,705 83
2009-10 57,228 43,374 76 37,151 86
2010-11 55,651 41,524 75 36,485 88
2011-12 45,550 35,378 78 32,273 91
2012-13 40,050 32,086 80 30,767 96
2013-14 36,457 28,502 78

Notes:

1. Data prior to 2002-03 are estimated (see notes and definitions).

2. The percentages are based on all applications for which a homelessness assessment has been completed by the time of the analysis. All analysis by financial year of application.

3. 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.

Please note:

All of the tables and charts in this publication are available in electronic format at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/homelessstats


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