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Homelessness in England: Social Indicators page

Published Wednesday, July 4, 2018

This note summarises quarterly homelessness statistics for England.

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Around 13,300 households in England were accepted as homeless and in priority need in Q1 2018, a fall of approximately 9% on the figure for Q1 2017. 

Households accepted as unintentionally homeless

Of those households, 25% had lost their previous home due to the end of an assured shorthold tenancy, 27% due to relatives/friends no longer being able or willing to provide accommodation, 12% due to a violent relationship breakdown and 5% due to rent or mortgage arrears.

The table below shows households accepted as homeless by ethnicity, age range, and household type (click to enlarge):

Households unintentionally homeless by ethnicity, age range and household type (click to enlarge)







A total of approximately 79,880 households were in temporary accommodation arranged by local authorities in Q1 2018, a rise of 3% on Q1 2017.

Households in temporary accommodation arranged by the local authority


Commons Briefing papers SN02646

Author: Cassie Barton

Topic: Homelessness

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