Social Tenants in Scotland 2015

This is a new statistical publication that presents an overview of social tenants and social rented housing in Scotland for the year 2015.

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9. The 'Workless, other inactive' group consists of families in which all adults are economically inactive ( i.e. where no adult is in work or unemployed). This includes working-age adults in receipt of sickness and disability benefits, who may have living standards lower than those implied by the results presented because of additional costs associated with their disability (for which no adjustment has been made here).

10. In this section, 'Europe Old EU' refers to the countries that joined the EU up to 1995, i.e. Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Finland, Sweden. 'Europe New EU (2004 to 2013)' refers to the countries that joined the EU between 2004 and 2013, i.e. Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia.


12. A Large family household consists of either (a) two adults and three or more children or (b) three or more adults and one or more children.


14. Unequivalised income does not take account of the number of people living in the household. Equivalised income values are adjusted depending on the number of people in the house to reflect the notion that larger households need more money. Results published here may differ from other sources which use equivalised net income to calculate income quintiles or deciles.

15. The ratios calculated for this report used net household income before housing costs have been deducted. Ratios of housing costs to income will vary depending on the choice of income variable and this should be kept in mind when interpreting the results. More information about the performance indicators is available here:

16. Published by Department for Work and Pensions:


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