Metadata

Indicator code
H.3.4
Indicator name

Social housing waiting lists

Geographical coverage

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Unit of measurement

Number

Comparability

Not comparable as the level of each indicator varies (some are number of individuals, some record number of households), also due to differing time periods

Footnote (FULL)

For further information on the coverage of each country's waiting lists, please see source information below.

No data is provided for Wales, as individuals can be on more than one waiting list.

Associated sources
H.3.4.3
H.3.4.2
H.3.4.1

Sources

H.3.4.1
Measure

Number of households on local authorities' housing waiting lists

Source

Local Authority Housing Statistics

Organisation

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Geographical coverage

England

Time period

2009 - 2018

Frequency

Annual

Earliest available data

1997

Link to data source
Other information

Figures are unaudited by local authorities.

H.3.4.2
Measure

Number of adults on housing lists

Source

Scottish Household Survey

Organisation

Scottish Government

Contact details
Geographical coverage

Scotland

Time period

2013 - 2018

Frequency

Annual

Earliest available data

2013

Link to data source
Other information

The estimated share of households on a housing list has been calculated based on responses from the random adult but weighted to make it representative of households. This methodology is likely to slightly under-estimate the true figure due to assumptions. Results for 2018 are based on the percentage of respondents who indicated that they were on at least one housing list, whether through a Council, Registered Social Landlord (RSL) or a Common Housing Register (CHR). To convert the SHS estimate into the corresponding number of adults, the SHS percentage is multiplied by the estimated adult population.this estimate does not include children and that, where an adult is responsible for a child, the child will effectively also be on a housing list.

H.3.4.3
Measure

Social rented sector waiting list - total applicants

Source

Northern Ireland Housing Statistics

Organisation

Department for Communities

Geographical coverage

Northern Ireland

Time period

2008/09 - 2017/18

Frequency

Annual

Earliest available data

2002/03

Link to data source
Other information

The waiting list figures cover new applicants only i.e. those with no existing NIHE/HA tenancy.Allocations figures are based on offers accepted 1 April - 31 March.Waiting list figures for 2011-12 were extracted on 1st May 2012 due to the implementation of a new electronic Housing Management System.Due to the introduction of the new Housing Management System and a change to the annual renewal process for applicants the number of waiting list applicants for 2011-12 (at 31 March) is considered to be a signifigant undercount.

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