Metadata

Indicator code
0.1.1
Indicator name

Homelessness applications

Geographical coverage

UK

Unit of measurement

Number of households (000s)

Comparability

Not comparable due to substantial differences in legislation across each of the nations.

Footnote (FULL)

Data is no longer collected for Wales due to change in legislation. More detail on comparability can be found on the GSS’s interactive tool: https://gss.civilservice.gov.uk/dashboard/tools/homelessness-statistics/landing.html.


The data source used for these charts was the ONS UK homelessness comparability report: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/housing/articles/ukhomelessness/2005to2018


Associated sources
0.1.1.4
0.1.1.3
0.1.1.2
0.1.1.1

Sources

0.1.1.1
Measure

Number of decisions taken by local authorities on homelessness applications

Source

Live tables on homelessness

Organisation

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Geographical coverage

England

Time period

2004/05 - 2017/18

Frequency

Annual

Earliest available data

2004/05

Link to data source
Other information

n/a

0.1.1.4
Measure

Number of households presenting as homeless

Source

Homelessness bulletins

Organisation

Department for Communities, Northern Ireland

Geographical coverage

Northern Ireland

Time period

2004/05 - 2017/18

Frequency

Annual

Earliest available data

2004/05

Link to data source
Other information

n/a

0.1.1.2
Measure

Number of decisions taken by local authorities on homelessness applications

Source

Scottish Homelessness Statistics

Organisation

Scottish Government

Geographical coverage

Scotland

Time period

2004/05 - 2017/18

Frequency

Annual

Earliest available data

2004/05

Link to data source
Other information

n/a

0.1.1.3
Measure

Number of decisions taken by local authorities on homelessness applications

Source

Homelessness statistics

Organisation

Welsh Government

Geographical coverage

Wales

Time period

2004/05 - 2014/15

Frequency

Annual

Earliest available data

1997/98

Link to data source
Other information

Time series not available beyond March 2015 because of changes in legislation and data collection.

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