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Data Provider: Welsh Government Chart of the number of sites by authorisation in Wales
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July 20073134
January 20083027
July 20083026
January 20093737
July 20093637
January 20103020
July 20104027
January 20114222
July 20115028
January 20125026
July 20125437
January 20135727
July 20135535
January 20145330
July 20146534
January 20156634
July 20156537
January 2016370170
July 20168039
January 20178431
July 20178732
January 20188834
July 20189535
January 20199232
July 20199433


Number of sites by authorisation and Local Authority

Last update
10 October 2019 10 October 2019

Next update
April 2020 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Gypsy and traveller caravan count, Welsh Government

Contact email

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

Languages covered
English only

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The Information presented here is taken from the the bi-annual Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Count conducted by Local Authorities in Wales. It sets out the number of Gypsy and Traveller caravans on authorised and unauthorised sites in Wales.

Data collection and calculation
Since January 2011, the counts have been conducted by the data collection team within the Welsh Government’s Statistical Directorate. Previous data collections had been conducted by the Department for Communities and Local Government (now Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government).

Frequency of publication
Twice yearly

Data reference periods
The count is carried out in January and July every year

Users, uses and context
The data presented here forms part of the evidence base when assessing bids from Local Authorities for the Gypsy and Traveller New Sites Grant and Gypsy and Traveller Refurbishment Grant.

Rounding applied

Statistical quality
The response and quality of the count can be affected by the following factors:
- Local Authorities not completing their returns;
- inadequate counting practices;
- geography – particularly in large rural areas which require correspondingly large resources to map all sites;
- Gypsy and Traveller mistrust;
- the counts are voluntary, with no rewards to Local Authorities completing their returns or penalties for those that fail to do so.

Gypsy Traveller Caravan Count; housing; equality and diversity