Scottish Cities

Temporary Accommodation  as at 31st March  2008 to 2010 Scottish Cities(click graph to expand)

The chart above shows a huge variation in numbers of children living in temporary accommodation between Glasgow and the other Scottish cities. While Glasgow’s total exceeds 1,500 children for each year (exceeding 2,500 in 2008), Edinburgh’s number remains below 500, Dundee’s is around 200 or below and Aberdeen’s figure remains a fraction over 100. All Scottish cities show a similar pattern however, with the number decreasing over the three year period.Temporary Accommodation as at 31st March  2008 to 2010 rate per 1000 Scottish Cities(click graph to expand)

A similar variation can also be seen when viewing these figures as a rate - see chart above. The Glasgow rate greatly exceeds that of the other cities and also the national average for each of the years shown. Only Dundee has a rate above the Scottish average, as at 31st March 2008 and 2009 respectively, while the rates for Aberdeen and Edinburgh remain below this average for each year in the period. Glasgow’s rate is more than three times the Scottish average as at 31st March 2008 and just under three times the average at 31st March 2009 and 2010.

All Scottish cities show a similar pattern with rates reducing over the three year period. The reduction has been gradual apart from a marked drop in rate for Glasgow between 31st March 2008 and 31st March 2009.