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Data Provider: Welsh Government Number of caravans by authorisation and local authority
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[Collapse]Total Welsh local authorities1,0641,0509361151,0519721201,092
Total Welsh local authorities[Expand]Isle of Anglesey281011011
[Expand]Neath Port Talbot9910810001001010101
[Expand]Vale of Glamorgan28311192012425
[Expand]Rhondda Cynon Taf25252512623427
[Expand]Merthyr Tydfil34342463033639
[Expand]Blaenau Gwent24232302325025


Count of Gypsy and Traveller Caravans

Last update
22 April 2020 22 April 2020

Next update
September 2020 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Gypsy and traveller caravan count, Welsh Government

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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; and
- 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