Rough Sleeping: A growing problem nationally

Rough sleeping is a growing problem across England. 

Figures published by the government, reporting from 2010 to 2017, show an increase in rough sleeping for all regions across the country. Here we publish figures across the whole of England, regions and districts.

Please note that all data and metadata can be downloaded directly from Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data here.

The first chart shows an increase in the number of rough sleepers counted or estimated, across England.  You can select (or de-select) individual years within the chart by clicking on the scale at the top right of the chart.

The second chart takes us a step further, by looking in more detail at the number of rough sleepers per 1,000 households by each region across the country in 2017.

Our third chart shows the total number of rough sleepers (counted or estimated) in each region by year from 2010 to 2017. Again, you can select or de-select individual years within the chart, by clicking on the scale.

The original data is published nationally by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government here but we have re-published it, simplifying its format so it is easily machine-readable. The data is previewed at district level below to show what it covcers. You can access the full dataset for districts and regions here.

This is part of a group of information we publish on Cambridgeshire Insight about housing need and homelessness, aiming to help local partners and residents access and use the available information, and to help compare our local area to the rest of the country.

You can find out more about what local partners are doing to try to prevent and reduce homelessness, by clicking here where you can find out more about our Homelessness Trailiblazer project.