Information and statistics on the city of Glasgow – Courtesy of Glasgow Housing Action (2011)
Approximately 4,000 new houses for social rent were built in the city between 2003 and 2008. Over the same period, 9,500 houses were demolished and about 5,000 sold to sitting tenants. In 2010-2011, according to Shelter Scotland, there were only 109,914 houses in the social rented sector in Glasgow.
This page aims to provide key statistical information on housing in Glasgow and Scotland. The selected data below exposes some of the housing problems written about on the blog. Beneath these bullet points are a selection of links that contain useful background information relating to the housing situation in Glasgow and Scotland.
Overall, the statistics show a massive reduction in public or social housing.
Between 1991 and 2008, private sector stock in the City grew by almost 60% from 114, 101 to 181,655 (approximately 67,500 homes), while the social rented sector fell from 173, 526 to 113,828 (a reduction of approximately 60,000 social rented homes). In this period, the proportion of private sector stock has increased from 40% to over 61%. The private rented sector has doubled in size since 1991, and now accounts for 11% of the City’s housing stock (City Plan 2)
It is estimated that, by 2018, the proportion of stock in the private sector could be approaching 70%. Private sector stock is expected to grow by a further 53,000 houses by 2018. In the same period, the social rented sector is expected to decline further by about 14,000 houses (City Plan 2).
These figures reveal a massive tenure switch from public to private in Glasgow since 1991.
|Tenure Change in Glasgow, 1991-2008||1991||1991 (%)||2008||2008 (%)|
|Other Social Rented||35,719||12%||44,091||15%|