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Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2021

This publication presents statistics on average private sector rent levels in Scotland by Broad Rental Market Area and size of property, for the years 2010 to 2021.

Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2021
Footnotes

Footnotes

1. Note that average rents that have changed within +/- 0.5% can be considered as being fairly similar to previous periods, given that there can be some variation each year in the profile and number of records included in the rental sample within each area.

2. An increase in CPI inflation of 1.5%, based on the average CPI value across the latest 12 month period Oct-20 to Sep-21 compared with the average value in the previous year Oct-19 to Sep-20.

3. An increase in CPI inflation of 24.3%, based on the average CPI value across the latest 12 month period Oct-20 to Sep-21 compared with the average value in the year Oct-09 to Sep-10.

4. A definition and map of Broad Rental Market Areas is included in this publication in the Section on Broad Rental Market Area Profiles

5. Information is provided on means, medians, lower quartiles and upper quartiles. These statistical terms are defined in Annex B – Glossary of Terms

6. See Table 3.6d 'Housing characteristics by tenure - Number of bedrooms (Scotland, 2019)' at SHS Data Explorer (shinyapps.io)

7. ONS Consumer Price Inflation Tables, published on 20 October 2021 Consumer price inflation, UK - Office for National Statistics. The annual increase of 1.5% is based on the average CPI value across the latest 12 month period Oct-20 to Sep-21 compared with the average value in the previous year Oct-19 to Sep-20. In a similar way, the cumulative 11 year increase of 24.3% is based on the average CPI value across the latest 12 month period Oct-20 to Sep-21, compared with the average value in the previous year Oct-19 to Sep-20.

8. Local Housing Allowance Rates: 2021-2022 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

9. As set out in the Scottish Government Official statistics forthcoming publications update at Official statistics: forthcoming publications - gov.scot (www.gov.scot), it was originally intended that the key findings from the 2020 Scottish Household Survey (SHS) would be published in October 2021. However due to the move to telephone/video interviewing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the publication has been delayed to allow the weighting methodology to be reviewed and to consider what it is appropriate to publish.

10. A Broad Rental Market Area for Local Housing Allowance purposes is defined as an area in which a person could reasonably be expected to live having regard to facilities and services for the purposes of health, education, recreation, personal banking and shopping, taking account of the distance of travel, by public and private transport, to and from those facilities and services

11. Means, medians, and lower and upper quartiles are defined in Annex B – Glossary of Terms.

12. Search for Local Housing Allowance rates by postcode or local authority : DirectGov - LHA Rates (voa.gov.uk)

13. See SHS 2019 results in Table 3.1a.

14. Housing statistics: Stock by tenure

15. Search for Local Housing Allowance rates by postcode or local authority : DirectGov - LHA Rates (voa.gov.uk)

16. As set out in the Scottish Government Official statistics forthcoming publications update at Official statistics: forthcoming publications - gov.scot (www.gov.scot), it was originally intended that the key findings from the 2020 Scottish Household Survey (SHS) would be published in October 2021. However due to the move to telephone/video interviewing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the publication has been delayed to allow the weighting methodology to be reviewed and to consider what it is appropriate to publish.

17. Local Housing Allowance Rates: 2021-2022 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

18. Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, UK - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

19. Private sector rents | Gov.Wales


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