Describe what tables 1 and 2 tell us about local authority decisions about homelessness in England
Table 1 shows that over the time period there have been a significant reduction in the total decisions made for housing application in England. For example, during 1998 to 1999 244,830 decisions were made compared to 2010/2011 where there were only 102,200.
When you look at the 4 categories of homelessness it can be seen that generally speaking there has been a steady rise in the proportion of people that are intentionally homeless and in priority need.
This shows evidence that there are less homeless people living in England in 2010 than in 1998.
It appears that during the period from 2004/2006 there was a significant drop in the total amount of applications made.
When considering the data in table 2 regarding ethnicity of people who are unintentionally homeless with a priority need, it can be seen that the total number of households accepted has been split into 6 different ethnic groups. These are; White, Black or Black British, Asian or Asian British, Mixed, Chinese or other ethnic group, or ethnic group not stated.
From looking at the data, there has been a decline in the number of White households being accepted, falling from 75% to 67% in 2010. Whereas when you consider the Black/Black British group there has been a rise from 7% in 1998 to 14% in 2010 in the total number of households.
It appears from when the mixed group was introduced in 2004/2005 it has been on the increase from 1% to 3% of the total number of households.
From looking at the data in table 2 it appears that the largest ethnic group that require housing by local authorities is White.
When you compare the two tables together between 1998 and 1999 to 2000 there is a decline of 10 people in the total number in each year of households that were accepted by being eligible for unintentionally homeless and in priority need. This can be said between 1998 and 2000 10 people got...