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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Additional affordable housing provision by location and year
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[Expand]Isle of Anglesey116798549110313735705312464
[Expand]Neath Port Talbot8113810083140102889510638153202
[Expand]Vale of Glamorgan1168140487355169164286226105306
[Expand]Rhondda Cynon Taf11710386408410211712024423096215
[Expand]Merthyr Tydfil50657331661931382231210
[Expand]Blaenau Gwent703375122116243054590318


Provision of affordable housing by all providers, by location

Last update
14 November 2019 14 November 2019

Next update
October 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Affordable housing provision data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities by National Park sub-divisions

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

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 data represents the numbers of additional units delivered or planned in each year, and includes activity by the local authorities themselves as well that by registered social landlords (RSLs) and other private or voluntary sector developers operating in each area.

The focus of this dataset is on additional affordable housing units delivered, and these are defined as those provided through new build schemes or through the purchase, leasing or conversion of existing units. This therefore excludes existing affordable units that have been renovated or refurbished, as they are not classed as being additional. However, where an existing unit has been converted into two separate units, then this represents an additional affordable unit delivered. Conversely where there was a net loss of affordable units within a property over the year there are no additional affordable housing units delivered. For example, if two self contained flats in one property were converted into one family home, then the number of additional units is classed as zero, although note that that is not recorded as a negative change to the number of additional units delivered.

In this context, delivered means that the unit is completed and is available for occupation.

Figures for the total affordable housing activity in local authority areas and national park areas are available separately within this dataset. However, because the boundaries of the national parks fall within those of the local authorities, then to avoid double counting, the data for the two area types should not be added together when calculating Wales figures. Instead please use the Wales figures presented here (which coincide with the figures for the total of all local authority areas).

Data collection and calculation
The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh social landlords (local authorities and registered social landlords) on the actual affordable housing provision delivered during each year. The collection also requests the estimated future provision for the following two years. Numbers for Wales are derived by summing the data across all the providers, and as local authorities provide an estimate of total affordable housing provision in their areas, this allows private sector provision to also be estimated by subtracting off social provision from total provision.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown for each financial year from 2007-08 through to 2015-16 in terms of actual provision, with estimated future provision for 2016-17 and 2017-18 also included.

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

Revisions information
There have been some minor revisions to the data for 2007-08 and 2008-09 since they were published in 2009. This was necessary due to some inconsistencies discovered in the separate data supplied by local authorities and the RSLs, which manifested itself in the breakdown between the general needs and other housing categories. In these cases the data has generally been changed to be consistent based on the data supplied by the RSLs and affects data for Wrexham, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newydd Housing Association. This does not affect the total number of additional affordable housing provided during these years.

Statistical quality
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Social housing; affordable housing; social landlords