Social Tenants In Scotland, 2016 - Housing Flows
13th February 2018
In 2016/17 there were a total of 52,924 social rented housing lets, a drop of 1,108 lets, or 2%, on the 54,032 lets in 2015/16.
In 2016/17 49% of lets were by local authorities, and 51% were by housing associations. This compares to local authorities having 53% of all social rented housing stock as at March 2016.
38% of lets by local authorities in 2016/17 were to housing list applicants, compared to 52% of lets by housing associations. (Where applicants were not already existing tenants).
In 2016/17 90% of local authority lets and 82% of housing association lets were general needs lets.
Adults in social rented households in Scotland in 2016 had been at their current address for an average of 11 years, a shorter average time than in 1999 (12 years).
Local authority properties were on average empty for 36.0 calendar days before being re-let in 2016/17. Housing association properties were on average empty for 26.8 calendar days.
For social rented households in Scotland in which an adult had moved into the address within the last 12 months in 2016, nearly half of adults (49%) had a previous address which was also social rented. 16% had a previous address that was their parental/family home, whilst 19% had a previous address that was rented privately.
The full statistical publication is available online - http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/02/9862