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CIH Scotland comments on social tenants in Scotland statistics


New statistics on social tenants in Scotland (2015) have been released today (14 February 2017) by the Scottish Government.

Commenting on the statistics, CIH Scotland Executive Director Annie Mauger said:

“This comprehensive set of data provides a useful overview of key trends in Scotland’s social housing sector. It confirms the ongoing trend towards more people living in the private rented sector and a reduction in available social housing stock over the long term, albeit this has stabilised in recent years. It also shows the average size of households in decline which, combined with the impact of an ageing population, will add further pressure on housing in the years ahead. The data also points to ongoing progress in meeting the Scottish Housing Quality Standard and improving the energy efficiency of our housing stock – but with more work still to do.

“Overall, these statistics reinforce the argument for a continued focus on delivering more affordable homes in Scotland as demand for housing across all tenures looks set to continue to rise.”



Notes to Editors

1. Statistics on social tenants in Scotland, 2015 were published today (14 February 2017) by the Scottish Government:

2. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our goal is simple – to provide housing professionals with the advice, support and knowledge they need to be brilliant. CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world. Further information is available at:

3. For further information, please contact: Annie Mauger, Executive Director, Devolved Nations, CIH - or 0131 225 4544.


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