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Publication - Statistics Publication

Housing statistics for Scotland 2017: key trends summary

Published: 12 Sep 2017
Part of:
Housing, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788512091

Annual statistical report, covering up to 31 March 2017, on total new housing supply in Scotland across all sectors.

33 page PDF

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33 page PDF

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Contents
Housing statistics for Scotland 2017: key trends summary
New Housing Supply

33 page PDF

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New Housing Supply

Data on new housing supply informs National Indicator 38 (Increase the number of new homes) which is assessed as part of the Scotland Performs framework.

18,539 new houses were built, refurbished or converted in 2016-17, 571 homes (3%) more than in 2015-16. New housing supply remains well below pre-recession levels and is 33% below the 2007-08 figure of 27,594, however annual supply has increased by 3,629 homes (24%) since 2012-13.

New housing supply comprises the following elements:

new house building: houses completed by or for housing associations, local authorities or private developers for market sale, below market rent or low cost home ownership;

rehabilitation: houses acquired by housing associations and refurbished either for rent or low cost home ownership. Refurbishment of private dwellings funded wholly or partly through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme ( AHSP); and

conversion: net new dwellings created by conversion from non-housing to housing use or by alterations to existing dwellings in all tenures.

The supply of new housing increased by 571 homes (3%) between 2015-16 and 2016-17. There were 2,748 housing association new build completions in 2016-17, an increase of 428 homes or 18% on the previous year. Local authority new build completions totalled 1,143 homes, a marginal increase of 5 homes compared with 2015-16. A total of 13,187 homes were built by the private sector in 2016-17, a small decrease of 182 homes (1%) from the 13,369 homes built in 2015-16. The number of rehabilitations increased from 457 in 2015-16 to 599 in 2016-17, and the number of buildings converted to housing use also increased by 178 homes from 684 to 862. See Table 1 below and Chart 1.

Table 1: Components of new housing supply in Scotland

Private new build Housing association new build Local authority new build Rehabilitation Conversion Total housing supply
1996-97 17,492 2,963 241 984 1,244 22,924
1997-98 17,984 4,489 114 1,514 958 25,059
1998-99 18,784 1,753 120 380 958 21,995
1999-00 19,074 3,964 69 413 1,151 24,671
2000-01 18,195 3,804 112 971 1,103 24,185
2001-02 18,309 4,197 65 597 1,311 24,479
2002-03 18,938 3,715 94 514 1,305 24,566
2003-04 20,454 3,368 0 410 1,409 25,641
2004-05 22,449 4,024 0 677 1,336 28,486
2005-06 20,260 4,698 0 469 1,695 27,122
2006-07 21,042 3,231 6 437 1,702 26,418
2007-08 21,663 4,097 28 389 1,417 27,594
2008-09 16,109 4,577 336 427 923 22,372
2009-10 11,133 5,576 413 442 920 18,484
2010-11 10,703 5,111 614 297 591 17,316
2011-12 10,109 4,776 1,114 338 644 16,981
2012-13 9,862 3,244 963 291 550 14,910
2013-14 10,920 2,911 1,140 711 509 16,191
2014-15 12,356 3,064 1,157 224 644 17,445
2015-16 13,369 2,320 1,138 457 684 17,968
2016-17 13,187 2,748 1,143 599 862 18,539

The components of housing supply within each local authority area for 2016-17 are shown in Chart 2. Together Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire and Fife accounted for a over a third of Scotland's new housing supply.

The proportions of housing supply accounted for by each grouping vary by local authority. For example, in Glasgow 42% of the new supply was housing association homes and 32% was from the private led construction. The majority (76%) of the new supply in Edinburgh was from private sector new build with a further 12% from housing association new build and 10% from conversions. Private sector new build accounted for 90% of Inverclyde's new housing supply. West Lothian (23%) and Clackmannanshire (23%) had the highest proportions of their new supply as local authority new build housing.

Chart 2: Supply of new housing in Scotland, 2016-17

Link to Housing Supply tables: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/NewHousingSupply


Contact

Email: Esther Laird, esther.laird@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
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Edinburgh
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