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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Rough Sleepers by local authority
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Area[Filter]
Click here to sortTotal count of rough sleepersClick here to sortTotal number of emergency bed spacesClick here to sortNumber which were available on the night of the countClick here to sortEstimated number of rough sleepers
Wales33439449752
Isle of Anglesey40011
Gwynedd30052
Conwy112031
Denbighshire31655
Flintshire70013
Wrexham4532488
Powys1446
Ceredigion1111040
Pembrokeshire7242024
Carmarthenshire0003
Swansea378170
Neath Port Talbot90019
Bridgend1220721
Vale of Glamorgan2002
Cardiff1212158192
Rhondda Cynon Taf10010
Merthyr Tydfil1009
Caerphilly100070
Blaenau Gwent1000
Torfaen50012
Monmouthshire5009
Newport3862065

Metadata

Title
Rough Sleepers by local authority

Last update
February 2020 February 2020

Next update
February 2021

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
National Rough Sleeper Count, Welsh Government

Contact email
stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation
Experimental 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

Keywords
Rough sleepers, Homlessness, Housing

General description
This information shows the number of rough sleepers in local authority areas. The data is collected to gain a better understanding of the scale and trends in rough sleeping over time to inform local and national policy.

The total counts of rough sleepers are single night snapshots. The estimated count is based on data collected over a two week period with assistance from the voluntary sector, faith groups, local businesses/residents, health and substance misuse agencies, and the police.

In 2015-16, the count took place between the hours of 11pm on the 25th November and 3am on the 26th November 2015.
In 2016-17, the count took place between the hours of 10pm on the 3rd November and 5am on the 4th November 2016.
In 2017-18, the count took place between the hours of 10pm on the 9th of November and 5am on the 10th of November 2017.
In 2018-19, the count took place between the hours of 10pm on the 8th of November and 5am on the 9th of November 2018.

For the estimated number of people sleeping rough, data was collected over a two week period.

In 2015-16, data was collected between the 2nd November and 15th November 2015.
In 2016-17, data was collected between the 10th October and the 23rd October 2016.
In 2017-18, data was collected between the 15th October and the 28th October 2017.
In 2018-19, data was collected between the 16th October and the 29th October 2018.


Data collection and calculation
The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Local Authorities.

2017-18 data is not directly comparable with 2016-17 data and similarly 2016-17 data is not directly comparable with 2015-16 data due to timing differences.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
2015-16 onwards

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

Rounding applied
None

Revisions information
Data prior to the last period covered have been revised since previously published. Revisions are marked in the data with an (r).

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