Metadata

Indicator code
0.1.6
Indicator name

Temporary Accommodation

Geographical coverage

UK

Unit of measurement

Number of households (000s), Percentage(%)

Comparability

For the overall data (i.e. without dependent children or equivalent), these are more comparable than the data with dependent children or equivalent.

Footnote (FULL)

For the overall data (i.e. without dependent children or equivalent), these are more comparable than the data with dependent children or equivalent. However, the overall recommendation is to NOT compare data due to the following reasons (quoted from the following report: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/housing/articles/ukhomelessness/2005to2018#temporary-accommodation):

"Legislative differences across the UK as to whether priority need is taken into account for temporary accommodation influences the ability to compare data, particularly for households with dependent or expected children." AND "Overall, differences in reporting time frames, such as snapshot data or placements over time, and reporting categories, such as types of accommodation and length of stay, are key challenges to making direct and robust comparisons between UK temporary accommodation data."

Associated sources
0.1.6.3
0.1.6.2
0.1.6.1

Sources

0.1.6.1
Measure

Total number of households in TA; Number of households by type of temporary accommodation provided

Source

Homelessness statistics

Organisation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Geographical coverage

England

Time period

April 2018 to June 2018 - July 2020 to September 2020

Frequency

Quarterly

Earliest available data

April 2018 to June 2018

Link to data source
Other information

Data available under "Statutory homelessness" header within link

Missing or incomplete data. Particular figures have been suppressed where local authorities provided erroneous information.

Total figures are presented rounded to the nearest 10 households.

Totals may not equal the sum of components because of rounding.

0.1.6.2
Measure

Households in temporary accommodation; Households in temporary accommodation, by type of accommodation

Source

Homelessness statistics

Organisation

Scottish Government

Geographical coverage

Scotland

Time period

April 2001 to March 2002 - April 2019 to March 2020

Frequency

Annually

Earliest available data

April 2001 to March 2002

Link to data source
Other information

In all instances (apart from the "Households in temporary accommodation" column (col F)), figures have been rounded to the nearest 5 for disclosure control purposes.

2019 household estimate data used for households data (https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/households/household-estimates). 2018 data used for 2018; 2019 data used for 2019 etc. Also, 2019 data used for 2020.

0.1.6.3
Measure

Total households in TA at the end of quarter; Households accommodated temporarily by accommodation type

Source

Households accommodated temporarily by accommodation type and household type (Post 2015-16)

Organisation

Welsh Government

Geographical coverage

Wales

Time period

April 2015 to June 2015 - January 2020 to March 2020

Frequency

Quarterly

Earliest available data

April 2015 to June 2015

Link to data source
Other information

Disclosure control has been applied to the data. All figures less than 3 have been supressed and appear as missing. All other figures are rounded independently to the nearest 3. As a result, there may be a difference between the sum of the constituent items and the total.

Household estimate data used for households data (https://statswales.gov.wales/Catalogue/Housing/Households/Estimates/households-by-localauthority-year). Used 2018 data for all 4 quarters of 2018; 2019 data for all 4 quarters of 2019 etc. Also, used 2019 data for 2020 Q1.

See additional notes flagged by "!" symbol on data table at linked source.

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