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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)Click here to sortRegistered Social Landlord (Number)Click here to sortOwner occupied/Privately rented (Number)Click here to sortOwner occupied (Number)Click here to sortPrivately rented (Number)Click here to sortAll tenures (Number)
Wales[Collapse]North Wales25,55122,540277,080230,67846,402325,171
North WalesIsle of Anglesey3,79292629,97825,2994,68034,696
[Collapse]Mid and South West Wales33,52131,542360,927299,18361,744425,990
Mid and South West WalesPowys5,3272,93756,31844,67311,64464,582
Neath Port Talbot.12,29653,11946,6316,48765,415
[Collapse]South East Wales28,15084,514555,547460,44795,100668,210
South East WalesBridgend.8,67055,09246,9348,15863,762
Vale of Glamorgan3,8902,89950,92945,6445,28557,719
Rhondda Cynon Taf.15,39092,19777,84414,353107,587
Merthyr Tydfil.5,84721,00818,3552,65326,855
Blaenau Gwent.7,87524,69520,3034,39132,570


Dwelling Stock Estimates

Last update
April 2018 April 2018

Next update
September 2019

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

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 total dwelling stock are calculated based on data from the population censuses. The estimates are produced by using the dwelling count from the most recent 2011 census as a baseline. This count is then projected forward using information collected on annual changes to the dwelling stock through new build completions plus any gains or losses through conversions and demolitions.

The tenure split for Wales between owner-occupied and privately rented dwellings has been calculated using information from the Annual Population Survey (APS). Using the APS this split is now available at a local authority level for years 2012-13 onwards.

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 2016-17 relate to 31 March 2017.

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. The data are also used by the Welsh Government in the calculation of local government standard spending assessments.Local authorities use dwelling stock information to develop their Local Housing Market Assessments; for benchmarking; for evidencing how housing need and demand is being met locally and for assessing future requirement and need in order to plan and allocate resources effectively. 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
Yes. Due to rounding, the Wales level percentages may not equal 100% and the total may not equal the sum of the different tenures.Due to rounding, and 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.

Revisions information
Revised data is marked with an (r). This release contains revised registered social landlord stock for 2015-16. Because of the methodology, this led to a revision in the owner-occupier stock for 2015-16.

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.

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