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Local Authority Housing Stock by Type

Local Authority owned housing stock, by type of dwelling

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 2001
  2. 2002
  3. 2003
  4. 2004
  5. 2005
  6. 2006
  7. 2007
  8. 2008
  9. 2009
  10. 2010
  11. 2011
  12. 2012
  13. 2013
  14. 2014
  15. 2015
  16. 2016
  17. 2017
  18. 2018
Type Of Dwelling
  1. All
  2. Flats
  3. Houses
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
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Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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Issued
22/11/2017
Modified
25/09/2018
Next update due
September 2019
Description

Local Authority stock refers to the number of dwellings owned by local authorities, whether or not they are occupied or currently available for letting. However it excludes dwellings that are currently out of use and expected to be out of use for at least a year. Information is collected as at 31 March each year, as part of the Housing Statistics Annual Return. Data suppliers are asked to split stock figures into houses and flats. Due to some known inconsistencies in the local authority stock dataset, the tables published on the open data platform exclude data relating to the years 1998 to 2000, and the breakdown by types of flat. A full data is published on the housing statistics website here: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/StockPublicSector

Details
Confidentiality Policy

Information on council stock is collected at an aggregate level. Sensitive or confidential information relating to individual houses or people is not collected.

Quality Management

Data collected for Stock by Type is sourced directly from the 32 Local Authorities in Scotland. There is no sampling involved in this data collection and complete coverage of Scotland is usually achieved across most data items. In the event of non-response from a Local Authority, an estimate can be made either based on previous returns or on alternative information sources.

Information provided by Local Authorities is extracted from Management Information Systems. We expect this information to be of good quality as it is used in the day to day housing management as well as for reporting purposes. We also expect the systems to have some built quality assurance.

Information on the overall numbers of houses owned by Local Authorities is considered to be of good quality, as this information is crucial to the management of housing stock by Local Authorities.

The classification of the housing stock into type and age is believed to be generally good quality although there is some evidence that the way in which certain houses are classified from one year to the next can change.

Scottish Government statisticians carry out quality assurance of data provided from each Local Authority prior to publication. In particular figures are compared to those provided in previous years. Where there appears to be a discrepancy this is queried with the local authority and, if necessary, changes are made either to the latest year’s data or to that for earlier years in order to ensure consistency.

Accuracy and Reliability

Figures are sourced from management information systems therefore there no sampling error or confidence interval that would affect the accuracy of the results, although there may be a small amount of error associated with non-response and subsequent estimation.

Coherence and Comparability

Numbers of dwellings and the breakdown by houses and flats have been collected in a consistent manner since 2001. Prior to this, the data was collected in in 1998,199 and 2000 however there were inconsistencies in categorisations and the time series, therefore data is presented here form 2001 onwards.

This time series is affected by 6 local authorities that transferred all of their stock to housing associations between 2003 and 2007. This means that figures for Glasgow and Scottish Borders have owned no housing stock from 2003 onwards, Dumfries & Galloway from 2004, Eilean Siar and Argyll & Bute from 2007 and Inverclyde from 2008.

The Scottish Housing Regulator collect stock figures for all social landlords, including the 26 local authorities that own housing stock. Although the timing and data sources used by SHR and SG Housing statistics are similar, there may be some differences in definitions which may cause figures to be slightly different in some cases.

The Stock by Tenure section of the Housing Statistics for Scotland 2017: Key Trends Summary presents estimates of total stock by tenure at a Scotland and local authority level as at March 2016. It combines information on the number of social rented stock units sourced from local authorities and the Scottish Housing Regulator, the number of vacant properties sourced from National Records of Scotland publications, and the proportions of owner-occupier and private rented sector households as estimated from the Scottish Household Survey The Scottish Household Survey website also presents information on total housing stock by tenure, based entirely on survey responses and not on social landlord stock data. Chapter 3 on Housing contains tables on tenure of household: by year, by household type, by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, by Urban Rural Classification and by length of time at current address.

Stock by Tenure: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/KeyInfo

Scottish Household Survey website: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002

Accessibility and Clarity

The Stock 1 return collects basic information on all local authority stock of dwellings as at 31 March each year, whether or not it is currently available for letting. However it excludes dwellings that are currently out of use and expected to be out of use for at least a year. A dwelling is a building or part of a building which forms a separate and self-contained set of premises designed to be occupied by one household. Includes any building or part of a building designed or adapted for multiple occupation by a group of small households with some shared facilities. Does not include institutional hostels with communal catering. A permanent dwelling is a dwelling where the walls are of brick, stone, concrete block or similar material and which had a design life of 60 years or more at the time of construction. Include dwellings of non-traditional construction with a 60 year design life. Chalets, Terrapins and similar dwellings are considered non-permanent and should not be included. A house is a dwelling divided vertically from every other dwelling and with its principal access from ground level. Include detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. A flat is a dwelling on one floor, which only occupies a part of the building. Types of flats included in the figures include maisonettes, high rise flats, tenement flats, and 4 in a block.

Relevance

The Stock figures represent the amount of stock owned by local authorities, however some local authority stock will not be occupied or available to let for those seeking a house. For example, housing that is earmarked for demolition, part of a modernisation project, or in a low demand area will in many cases not be occupied or available for letting.

Timeliness and Punctuality

Tables are published on the Scottish Government Housing Statistics website as soon as possible once data collection, data processing and preparation of tables and publication material is complete, generally in September each year. The open data platform will be updated as soon as possible after publication.

Scottish Government Housing Statistics website: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration

Revisions

Stock by type figures are subject to routine revisions. The figures may contain estimates where an authority is unable to return data. These are revised in the next scheduled publication following receipt of revised data. Total dwelling counts, and counts of 'houses' and 'all flats' should be considered accurate and consistent between years. Distinctions between different sub-types of flat may vary between years in a given authority and the basis for designating stock to a type may differ between LAs as authorities differ in their ability to supply this information. These statistics should therefore only be considered to be estimates. Full details are included in footnotes to the published tables.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/local-authority-housing-stock-by-type
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Type Of Dwelling
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/typeOfDwelling
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/local-authority-housing-stock-by-type

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Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 6
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 1,780
All metadata
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Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
The Stock 1 return collects basic information on all local authority stock of dwellings as at 31 March each year, whether or not it is currently available for letting. However it excludes dwellings that are currently out of use and expected to be out of use for at least a year. A dwelling is a building or part of a building which forms a separate and self-contained set of premises designed to be occupied by one household. Includes any building or part of a building designed or adapted for multiple occupation by a group of small households with some shared facilities. Does not include institutional hostels with communal catering. A permanent dwelling is a dwelling where the walls are of brick, stone, concrete block or similar material and which had a design life of 60 years or more at the time of construction. Include dwellings of non-traditional construction with a 60 year design life. Chalets, Terrapins and similar dwellings are considered non-permanent and should not be included. A house is a dwelling divided vertically from every other dwelling and with its principal access from ground level. Include detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. A flat is a dwelling on one floor, which only occupies a part of the building. Types of flats included in the figures include maisonettes, high rise flats, tenement flats, and 4 in a block. xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
Figures are sourced from management information systems therefore there no sampling error or confidence interval that would affect the accuracy of the results, although there may be a small amount of error associated with non-response and subsequent estimation. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
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Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
Numbers of dwellings and the breakdown by houses and flats have been collected in a consistent manner since 2001. Prior to this, the data was collected in in 1998,199 and 2000 however there were inconsistencies in categorisations and the time series, therefore data is presented here form 2001 onwards. This time series is affected by 6 local authorities that transferred all of their stock to housing associations between 2003 and 2007. This means that figures for Glasgow and Scottish Borders have owned no housing stock from 2003 onwards, Dumfries & Galloway from 2004, Eilean Siar and Argyll & Bute from 2007 and Inverclyde from 2008. The Scottish Housing Regulator collect stock figures for all social landlords, including the 26 local authorities that own housing stock. Although the timing and data sources used by SHR and SG Housing statistics are similar, there may be some differences in definitions which may cause figures to be slightly different in some cases. The Stock by Tenure section of the Housing Statistics for Scotland 2017: Key Trends Summary presents estimates of total stock by tenure at a Scotland and local authority level as at March 2016. It combines information on the number of social rented stock units sourced from local authorities and the Scottish Housing Regulator, the number of vacant properties sourced from National Records of Scotland publications, and the proportions of owner-occupier and private rented sector households as estimated from the Scottish Household Survey The Scottish Household Survey website also presents information on total housing stock by tenure, based entirely on survey responses and not on social landlord stock data. Chapter 3 on Housing contains tables on tenure of household: by year, by household type, by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, by Urban Rural Classification and by length of time at current address. Stock by Tenure: [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/KeyInfo](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/KeyInfo) Scottish Household Survey website: [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002) xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
Information on council stock is collected at an aggregate level. Sensitive or confidential information relating to individual houses or people is not collected. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:housingstatistics@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
November 22, 2017 14:39 xsd:dateTime
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September 25, 2018 08:38 xsd:dateTime
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Local Authority stock refers to the number of dwellings owned by local authorities, whether or not they are occupied or currently available for letting. However it excludes dwellings that are currently out of use and expected to be out of use for at least a year. Information is collected as at 31 March each year, as part of the Housing Statistics Annual Return. Data suppliers are asked to split stock figures into houses and flats. Due to some known inconsistencies in the local authority stock dataset, the tables published on the open data platform exclude data relating to the years 1998 to 2000, and the breakdown by types of flat. A full data is published on the housing statistics website here: [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/StockPublicSector](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/StockPublicSector) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/local-authority-housing-stock-by-type
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
September 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Housing http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/housing
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Local Authority Housing Stock by Type xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
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Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
Data collected for Stock by Type is sourced directly from the 32 Local Authorities in Scotland. There is no sampling involved in this data collection and complete coverage of Scotland is usually achieved across most data items. In the event of non-response from a Local Authority, an estimate can be made either based on previous returns or on alternative information sources. Information provided by Local Authorities is extracted from Management Information Systems. We expect this information to be of good quality as it is used in the day to day housing management as well as for reporting purposes. We also expect the systems to have some built quality assurance. Information on the overall numbers of houses owned by Local Authorities is considered to be of good quality, as this information is crucial to the management of housing stock by Local Authorities. The classification of the housing stock into type and age is believed to be generally good quality although there is some evidence that the way in which certain houses are classified from one year to the next can change. Scottish Government statisticians carry out quality assurance of data provided from each Local Authority prior to publication. In particular figures are compared to those provided in previous years. Where there appears to be a discrepancy this is queried with the local authority and, if necessary, changes are made either to the latest year’s data or to that for earlier years in order to ensure consistency. xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
The Stock figures represent the amount of stock owned by local authorities, however some local authority stock will not be occupied or available to let for those seeking a house. For example, housing that is earmarked for demolition, part of a modernisation project, or in a low demand area will in many cases not be occupied or available for letting. xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Stock by type figures are subject to routine revisions. The figures may contain estimates where an authority is unable to return data. These are revised in the next scheduled publication following receipt of revised data. Total dwelling counts, and counts of 'houses' and 'all flats' should be considered accurate and consistent between years. Distinctions between different sub-types of flat may vary between years in a given authority and the basis for designating stock to a type may differ between LAs as authorities differ in their ability to supply this information. These statistics should therefore only be considered to be estimates. Full details are included in footnotes to the published tables. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
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Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
Tables are published on the Scottish Government Housing Statistics website as soon as possible once data collection, data processing and preparation of tables and publication material is complete, generally in September each year. The open data platform will be updated as soon as possible after publication. Scottish Government Housing Statistics website: [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration) xsd:string
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Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
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