The statistics show that 1,077 applications were made between July and September this year, up 38% on the number made in the same period in 2016. The number of orders made rose over 57% from 362 to 569 respectively.
There were 8,049 applications made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), up 4% on the equivalent quarter in 2016 (7,762 applications), of which nearly half were for appointment of a property and affairs deputy.
The continued growth in LPAs also shows no sign of abating, with 193,285 received in July to September 2017, up 32%.
The full set of statistics together with supporting tables can be found on the Gov.uk statistics page.