On 31 March 2016, there were 7060 applicants on the housing register with 88% (6191) of these requiring general need housing. The remaining 12% (869) require either amenity, sheltered or very sheltered housing.
On average, the Council received 295 new applications for housing each month. Due to the housing options approach now taken, the volume of applications received has fallen by approximately 40% during the last 2 years
84% of the 1142 statutory homeless households assessed, qualified for permanent accommodation.