Local area statistics

Homelessness and housing options

Homeless applications 2019-20

AreaNumber of homeless applications 2019-20
Aberdeen City1486
Aberdeenshire1224
Angus653
Argyll & Bute432
Clackmannanshire523
Dumfries & Galloway883
Dundee City1414
East Ayrshire864
East Dunbartonshire420
East Lothian726
East Renfrewshire338
Edinburgh, City of3491
Eilean Siar153
Falkirk1165
Fife2622
Glasgow City6054
Highland1212
Inverclyde255
Midlothian476
Moray527
North Ayrshire1098
North Lanarkshire2123
Orkney119
Perth & Kinross758
Renfrewshire874
Scottish Borders, The754
Shetland102
South Ayrshire845
South Lanarkshire2064
Stirling710
West Dunbartonshire1021
West Lothian1469

Households in temporary accommodation

AreaNumber of households in temporary accommodation
Aberdeen City298
Aberdeenshire286
Angus119
Argyll & Bute117
Clackmannanshire108
Dumfries & Galloway181
Dundee City245
East Ayrshire109
East Dunbartonshire185
East Lothian422
East Renfrewshire59
Edinburgh, City of1868
Eilean Siar59
Falkirk282
Fife525
Glasgow City2557
Highland625
Inverclyde49
Midlothian418
Moray128
North Ayrshire238
North Lanarkshire497
Orkney45
Perth & Kinross60
Renfrewshire193
Scottish Borders, The81
Shetland86
South Ayrshire232
South Lanarkshire624
Stirling261
West Dunbartonshire263
West Lothian445

Housing Options Approaches 2019-20

AreaNumber of Housing Options approaches 2019-20
Aberdeen City3760
Aberdeenshire1335
Angus990
Argyll & Bute1440
Clackmannanshire555
Dumfries & Galloway555
Dundee City2015
East Ayrshire185
East Dunbartonshire120
East Lothian80
East Renfrewshire35
Edinburgh, City of5345
Eilean Siar5
Falkirk1740
Fife1495
Glasgow City9690
Highland135
Inverclyde685
Midlothian565
Moray1050
North Ayrshire1450
North Lanarkshire810
Orkney15
Perth & Kinross2165
Renfrewshire1945
Scottish Borders, The560
Shetland175
South Ayrshire1300
South Lanarkshire1025
Stirling310
West Dunbartonshire180
West Lothian1125

Temporary accommodation figures relate to the number of households in temporary accommodation as at 31 March 2020. However, based on monthly dashboards from the Scottish Housing Regulator, we know that the number of households in temporary accommodation has increased significantly since this date. You can find more information here.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Housing Options statistics have been delayed. 

Sources: Scottish Government (2020); Homelessness in Scotland 2019-10. Scottish Government (2020); Scottish Government (2019); Housing Options (Prevent1) Statistics 2018/19

What kind of housing do people live in?

AreaOwner occupierSocial rentPrivate rentOther
Aberdeen City5822191
Aberdeenshire711991
Angus6120164
Argyll & Bute6720121
Clackmannanshire563015
Dumfries & Galloway6421133
Dundee City4631212
East Ayrshire623071
East Dunbartonshire83871
East Lothian6822101
East Renfrewshire811530
Edinburgh, City of5914252
Eilean Siar721972
Falkirk6724100
Fife6421141
Glasgow City4832191
Highland6520123
Inverclyde5928130
Midlothian6623111
Moray6218192
North Ayrshire623170
North Lanarkshire593290
Orkney6919111
Perth & Kinross6814152
Renfrewshire6525100
Scottish Borders, The6322124
Shetland702271
South Ayrshire6920111
South Lanarkshire672391
Stirling6718131
West Dunbartonshire533971
West Lothian6228110

Table shows the percentage of households living in each type of tenure. Figures may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Source: Scottish Government (2019); Scottish Household Survey 2018 Local Authority Tables