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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Dwelling stock estimates by year 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)
As at 31 March 2001187,85554,9981,031,646941,20190,4451,274,500
As at 31 March 2002182,95756,6871,045,513956,97488,5391,285,157
As at 31 March 2003175,62757,1651,063,320965,96497,3561,296,112
As at 31 March 2004159,74264,4991,082,972979,281103,6911,307,217
As at 31 March 2005155,95565,0901,098,032989,062108,9701,319,077
As at 31 March 2006154,28065,6651,110,620997,492113,1281,330,567
As at 31 March 2007152,81466,6331,123,8251,001,630122,1951,343,271
As at 31 March 2008129,94689,3971,135,9391,001,174134,7651,355,281
As at 31 March 2009112,998106,9291,145,882989,213156,6691,365,794
As at 31 March 2010110,576110,4511,154,158983,688170,4701,375,186
As at 31 March 201188,724133,5931,161,497981,394180,1031,383,813
As at 31 March 201288,392134,6901,166,037976,724189,3131,389,118
As at 31 March 201388,250134,8351,171,366(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.979,272(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.192,0941,394,451
As at 31 March 201488,072135,3991,176,602(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.981,789(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.194,8131,400,073
As at 31 March 201587,807136,2831,181,869(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.981,235(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.200,6351,405,959
As at 31 March 201687,323137,2061,188,138(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.981,851(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.206,2881,412,667
As at 31 March 201787,222138,5961,193,553(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.988,315(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.205,2381,419,371
As at 31 March 201887,290139,8811,198,726994,288204,4381,425,897
As at 31 March 2019	Estimates of owner-occupied and privately rented stock have been revised due to smoothing of Annual Population Survey data.87,299141,2281,203,011(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.996,349(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.206,6621,431,537
As at 31 March 2020	Estimates of owner-occupied and privately rented stock are provisional and subject to revision following publication of 2020 Annual Population Survey data.87,331142,5711,207,664(p) The data item is provisional.1,002,709(p) The data item is provisional.204,9551,437,567

Metadata

Title

Dwelling Stock Estimates

Last update

September 2020 September 2020

Next update

Not yet confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Dwelling Stock Estimates, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

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). Full details of the methodology are in the statistical release.


Frequency of publication

Annual

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 2019 relate to 31 March 2019.

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 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).

Estimates of tenure split for Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan, as at 31 March 2020, have been revised on 21 September 2020 following the discovery of an error (now corrected).

Owner-occupied and privately rented dwelling estimates for 2013-17 were revised in September 2019 due to a change in methodology.

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.

Keywords

Dwellings Stock Houses Tenure Private sector Social sector