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Housing Statistics

We publish statistics on Housing in Scotland. Our outputs cover affordable housing, new housing supply, rents in the private sector, local authority housing, and social housing.

Our current Publication Series are in the table below, with links to the main reports, tables and outputs. Links to statistical news releases are also given as these provide a brief, user-friendly overview of each statistics publication. An archive of our previous publications and detail on data sources and quality are also available.

Please contact us if you have any queries about Scottish Government housing statistics, or if you have feedback on this website.

Housing Publications

Quarterly Housing Update

A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing, and sales of social housing in Scotland.

Latest update 12th Dec 2017      Next update 13th March 2018

Main report      Statistical News release      Explanation of the statistics

Affordable Housing Supply Programme approvals, starts and completions by social rent, affordable rent, and affordable home ownership and by new build, off the shelf and low cost home ownership.

New build starts and completions: All sectors, Private led, Local authority, Housing associations, social sector, and a summary of new build activity including annual completions by sector since 1920. 

Sales of social housing, and Empty properties and second homes (December update only) are also included.

Housing Statistics Annual Key Trends

Statistics on housing stock, new housing supply, local authority stock, and housing management.  

Latest update 12th Sept 2017      Next update Sept 2018 (exact date to be confirmed)

Main report      Statistical News release

Tables on Local Authority housing: Stock (Number of dwellings), Vacant dwellings, Supported housingNumbers of lets, Eviction actions, Scheme of Assistance, Houses in Multiple Occupation, Housing lists.  

Tables on Housing supply: New housing supplyNew build ratesConversionsDemolitionsStock by tenure

Private Sector Rent statistics

Information on Private Sector Rents across 18 Broad Renal Market areas in Scotland.

These statistics are largely based on market-level advertised new let rents and do not represent changes in rents for existing tenants.

Latest update 14th Nov 2017     Next update Nov 2018 (exact date to be confirmed)

Main report      Statistical News Release

Interactive Excel Workbook and a 1-page visual summary.

Social Tenants in Scotland

Overview of social tenants and social rented housing in Scotland including stock, household characteristics, housing flows, rents and income levels.

Latest update 13th Feb 2018      Next update Feb 2019 (exact date to be confirmed)

Main report      Statistical News release      Charts and tables.

Scottish Household Survey - Local Authority Summary Report

A short analysis of key points of interest from the Scottish Household Survey 2016 local authority level tables on housing.

Latest update 12th Dec 2017

Summary Report      SHS Local Authority tables


Other Housing Publications

Housing & Regeneration Performance Indicators are published which gauge progress on each of the four key Housing and Regeneration outcomes.

Quarterly Housing Market Reviews are available, which collate a range of statistics on house prices, housing market activity, cost and availability of finance and repossessions.

Housing Revenue Accounts include statistics on local authority housing income and expenditure.