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Local Authority Vacant Dwellings

Local authority vacant stock: as at 31 March each year, by current status and length of vacancy

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Length Of Time Vacant
  1. All vacant dwellings
  2. Less than 2 weeks
  3. 2 to 6 weeks
  4. 6 to 26 weeks
  5. 26 weeks to 2 years
  6. More than 2 years
  7. Unknown
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 1998
  2. 1999
  3. 2000
  4. 2001
  5. 2002
  6. 2003
  7. 2004
  8. 2005
  9. 2006
  10. 2007
  11. 2008
  12. 2009
  13. 2010
  14. 2011
  15. 2012
  16. 2013
  17. 2014
  18. 2015
  19. 2016
  20. 2017
  21. 2018
Status Of Vacant Dwellings
  1. All vacant dwellings
  2. In a low demand area
  3. Never to be relet (e.g. demolition)
  4. Not available for relet (e.g. modernisation)
  5. Other
  6. Temporary accommodation for the homeless
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
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About the Dataset
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Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
20/07/2018
Modified
25/09/2018
Next update due
September 2019
Description

Information on vacant Local Authority stock refers to the number of dwellings owned by local authorities that are vacant. Information is collected as at 31 March each year, as part of the Housing Statistics Annual Return.

Data suppliers are asked to split the vacant homes figures into the length of time the dwelling has been vacant, and the current status (used as temporary accommodation, never to be relet (e.g. demolition), not available to be relet at 31 March (e.g. modernisation), identified as low demand, normally available letting stock and any other stock).

The full data is published on the Scottish Government housing statistics website here.

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 on vacant local authority stock 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 in quality assurance.

Information 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 current status and length of vacancy is believed to be generally good quality. 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

Data on vacant stock has been collected in a consistent manner since 1998. 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 are excluded from 2003 onwards, Dumfries & Galloway from 2004, Eilean Siar and Argyll & Bute from 2007 and Inverclyde from 2008.

The Scottish Housing Regulator collect figures on vacant stock 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 figures are based on a snapshot at the 31st March each year. Figures on local authority vacant homes at 31st March each year should not be confused with vacancies arising during the year, which are also published separately on this platform.

Accessibility and Clarity

The Stock 2 return collects basic information on local authority vacant stock of dwellings as at 31 March each year, the status of the dwellings and the length of time they have been vacant.

Categories describing the status of vacant dwellings are as follows:

“Temporary accommodation for the homeless” means that the dwelling is only used for this purpose, is available for this use and expected to be in the future.

“Never to be relet” includes properties that are expected to never again be available for social rent for the council, for example because they are to be demolished or sold with vacant possession within 2 years.

“Not available for relet” includes dwellings that are part of a modernisation scheme, undergoing major repairs, or otherwise unavailable to be let at 31st March but will become available for council rate in future.

“Identified as low demand” means that the dwelling has had 3 offers refused, and does not fit into any of the 3 categories mentioned above.

“Other” means any other status that does not fit into any of the categories above.

Relevance

The figures show the number of local authority owned dwellings that are vacant, at a snapshot time each year (31st March). Dwellings can be vacant for a range of reasons, which are covered in the “current status” category.

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.

Revisions

Local authority vacant stock 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.

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-vacant-dwellings
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Length Of Time Vacant
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/lengthOfTimeVacant
(not locked to a 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)
Status Of Vacant Dwellings
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/statusOfVacantDwellings
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

Linked Data is stored in graphs. We keep dataset contents (the data) separately from the metadata, to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need.

The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/local-authority-vacant-dwellings

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/local-authority-vacant-dwellings

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/local-authority-vacant-dwellings/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 29,117 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 7
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 29,106
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/local-authority-vacant-dwellings/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
The Stock 2 return collects basic information on local authority vacant stock of dwellings as at 31 March each year, the status of the dwellings and the length of time they have been vacant. Categories describing the status of vacant dwellings are as follows: “Temporary accommodation for the homeless” means that the dwelling is only used for this purpose, is available for this use and expected to be in the future. “Never to be relet” includes properties that are expected to never again be available for social rent for the council, for example because they are to be demolished or sold with vacant possession within 2 years. “Not available for relet” includes dwellings that are part of a modernisation scheme, undergoing major repairs, or otherwise unavailable to be let at 31st March but will become available for council rate in future. “Identified as low demand” means that the dwelling has had 3 offers refused, and does not fit into any of the 3 categories mentioned above. “Other” means any other status that does not fit into any of the categories above. 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
Local authority vacant stock: as at 31 March each year, by current status and length of vacancy xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
Data on vacant stock has been collected in a consistent manner since 1998. 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 are excluded from 2003 onwards, Dumfries & Galloway from 2004, Eilean Siar and Argyll & Bute from 2007 and Inverclyde from 2008. The Scottish Housing Regulator collect figures on vacant stock 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 figures are based on a snapshot at the 31st March each year. Figures on local authority vacant homes at 31st March each year should not be confused with vacancies arising during the year, which are also published separately on this platform. 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
July 20, 2018 12:33 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
September 25, 2018 08:40 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Information on vacant Local Authority stock refers to the number of dwellings owned by local authorities that are vacant. Information is collected as at 31 March each year, as part of the Housing Statistics Annual Return. Data suppliers are asked to split the vacant homes figures into the length of time the dwelling has been vacant, and the current status (used as temporary accommodation, never to be relet (e.g. demolition), not available to be relet at 31 March (e.g. modernisation), identified as low demand, normally available letting stock and any other stock). The full data is published on the Scottish Government housing statistics website [here](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/VacantStock). xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/local-authority-vacant-dwellings
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
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Local Authority Vacant Dwellings xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
Data on vacant local authority stock 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 in quality assurance. Information 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 current status and length of vacancy is believed to be generally good quality. 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 figures show the number of local authority owned dwellings that are vacant, at a snapshot time each year (31st March). Dwellings can be vacant for a range of reasons, which are covered in the “current status” category. xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Local authority vacant stock 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. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Housing http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/housing
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
Tables are published on the [Scottish Government Housing Statistics website](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration) 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. xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Local Authority Vacant Dwellings xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/local-authority-vacant-dwellings
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/local-authority-vacant-dwellings http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/local-authority-vacant-dwellings
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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