Official Statistics

Rough sleeping snapshot in England: autumn 2022

Statistical release about the annual single night snapshot of the number of people sleeping rough in local authorities across England.

Applies to England


Rough sleeping snapshot in England: autumn 2022 - tables

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Rough sleeping snapshot in England: autumn 2022 - dashboard


The annual rough sleeping snapshot provides information about the estimated number of people sleeping rough on a single night between 1 October and 30 November each year and some basic demographics details (age, gender, nationality). These statistics provide a way of estimating the number of people sleeping rough across England on a single night and assessing change over time.

Local authorities across England take an annual autumn snapshot of rough sleeping using either a count-based estimate of visible rough sleeping, an evidence-based estimate meeting with local partners, or an evidence-based estimate meeting including a spotlight count in specific areas. This methodology has been in place since 2010. The snapshot is collated by outreach workers, local charities and community groups and is independently verified by Homeless Link.

Alongside this year’s snapshot statistics, we have also published an update to the management information about the support for people sleeping rough and those at risk of sleeping rough.

We welcome users of these statistics to provide feedback on any areas of improvement relating to this statistical release.

Published 28 February 2023