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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Dwelling stock estimates by local authority and tenure
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Click here to sortLocal Authority (Number)Prior to 2008-09 data are from the Housing Revenue Account Subsidy (HRAS) second advance form. <br />For 2008-09 onwards, data are from the annual Social Housing Stock return from local authorities.<br /><br />Data has been affected by the large scale voluntary stock transfers of local authority stock to registered social landlords<br /><br />Excludes intermediate and other tenures not at social rentsClick here to sortRegistered Social Landlord (Number)Prior to 2008-09 data are from the annual RSL1 to 4 forms from registered social landlords. <br />For 2008-09 onwards, data are from the annual Social Housing Stock return from registered social landlords.<br /><br />Data has been affected by the large scale voluntary stock transfers of local authority stock to registered social landlords<br /><br />Includes Abbeyfield Societies, Almshouse Charities and Co-ownership societies. <br />Excludes rented stock owned by English registered social landlords. These dwellings appear in the owner-occupied, privately rented and other tenures category.<br /><br />Excludes intermediate and other tenures not at social rentsClick here to sortOwner occupied/Privately rented (Number)Click here to sortOwner occupied (Number)Includes, owner-occupied, intermediate and other tenures.Click here to sortPrivately rented (Number)Click here to sortAll tenures (Number)
Wales[Collapse]North Wales683,700381,1005,970,0002,627,300481,3007,034,400
North WalesIsle of Anglesey86,80016,200644,500287,50049,200747,000
GwyneddLA stock transferred to Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd RSL 12 April 201065,700123,9001,142,100494,20095,1001,332,100
ConwyLA stock transferred to Cartrefi Conwy RSL 29 September 200831,700102,0001,087,400462,20099,1001,221,200
[Collapse]Mid and South West Wales878,700559,3007,678,7003,337,600670,0009,117,100
Mid and South West WalesPowys120,40060,8001,208,300515,100115,4001,389,400
CeredigionLA stock transferred to Tai Ceredigion RSL 30 November 200921,00053,900691,700286,10071,300766,600
Neath Port TalbotLA stock transferred to NPT Homes RSL 5 March 201197,100176,1001,133,600506,90077,9001,406,800
[Collapse]South East Wales1,013,1001,463,40011,777,0005,099,7001,056,30014,253,900
South East WalesBridgendLA stock transferred to Valleys to Coast RSL 12 September 200321,000169,5001,155,800512,50094,8001,346,700
Vale of Glamorgan88,00055,5001,087,000478,90085,1001,230,200
Rhondda Cynon TafLA stock transferred to RCT Homes RSL 10 December 200780,500264,5001,976,500849,600176,4002,321,500
Merthyr TydfilLA stock transferred to Merthyr Valleys Homes RSL 20 March 200937,10093,400444,300194,40038,100574,800
Blaenau GwentLA stock transferred to Tai Calon Community Housing RSL 26 July 201068,200109,300528,600222,70048,800706,200
TorfaenLA stock transferred to Bron Afon Community Housing RSL 1 April 200862,100158,400670,200308,70039,900890,800
MonmouthshireLA stock transferred to Monmouthshire Housing RSL 17 January 200826,00090,500769,700351,90050,300886,000
NewportLA stock transferred to Newport City Homes RSL 9 March 200978,800208,8001,123,400494,100101,1001,410,400


General description

Estimates of the number of dwellings in Wales by tenure and for each local authority, as at 31 March each year.

Data collection and calculation

Estimates of the number of dwellings are based on data from the 2001, 2011 and 2021 population censuses, updated annually to take account of dwelling stock through new build completions plus any gains or losses through conversations and demolitions.

This method of ‘rolling forward’ the estimates from a census provides estimates between the census years. However, after rolling forward estimates for 10 years, discrepancies are usually observed between the rolled forward estimates and the next census figures. The rolled forward method, whilst the best available methodology between censuses, is likely to produce less reliable estimates for years further away from the census base.

Figures for 2012 to 2020 have been revised following the publication of the 2021 Census. Please see the statistical release for further information.

The tenure split for Wales between owner-occupied and privately rented dwellings has been estimated using information from the Annual Population Survey (APS). Full details of the methodology are in the statistical release.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

2000-01 onwards. Financial years.With the exception of Census years, the estimates presented relate to the end of each financial year i.e. estimates for 2022 relate to 31 March 2022.

Users, uses and context

The dwelling stock estimates provide annual base line information on the overall amount of housing stock at a Wales and local authority level. It is used as evidence for policy making by both central and local government. The data are used by the Welsh Government, local authorities and other housing organisations to help monitor trends in the overall level of Welsh housing stock, as well as any changes in its tenure distribution over time. Outside of government the dwelling stock estimates are used by the finance and investment industries, for example to help develop a picture of demographic trends.

Rounding applied

Due to the uncertainty around the estimates, figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.

Due to the way in which the APS proportions have been applied, the Wales total may not equal the sum of the local authority numbers (and regions) for some tenures. The regional figures are calculated as the sum of the local authority numbers.

Some tenure breakdown percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

Revisions information

Data for 2012-2020 has been revised. Following the publication of the Census 2021 dwellings data, dwelling stock estimates have been recalibrated against the Census 2021 dwellings count to ensure consistency with both the previous and latest census. Further details are available in the statistical release.


Dwelling Stock Estimates

Last update

September 2023 September 2023

Next update

Not yet confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Dwelling Stock Estimates, Welsh Government

Contact email


National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

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


Dwellings Stock Houses Tenure Private sector Social sector

Statistical quality

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.