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Data Provider: Welsh Government Households eligible for homelessness assistance and in priority need by Area and Measure (Section 75)
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Wales18,66613613,809374101151,200
Isle of Anglesey*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication229*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication3,210
Gwynedd267*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication192359*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,553
Conwy8221555733581085,382
Denbighshire9362235463041304,701
Flintshire174*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication117362*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication4,866
Wrexham9121556723651145,226
Powys792132492291824,593
Ceredigion20466159386512,235
Pembrokeshire714127558399995,409
Carmarthenshire2,3582871,75238021311,742
SwanseaSwansea provide 30 additional controlled access bed spaces that fall outside of the ‘Emergency bed spaces’ definition.  These were fully occupied on the night of the count891826483685913,596
Neath Port Talbot6451036455001038,547
Bridgend1,0801736933211117,920
Vale of Glamorgan735127516365894,074
Cardiff2,7001752,49046216127,165
Rhondda Cynon Taf1,065101804385767,629
Merthyr Tydfil303121177312713,567
Caerphilly1,2241588673641138,586
Blaenau Gwent1083684376272,472
Torfaen6151524443641104,608
Monmouthshire33081216351*The data item is disclosive or not sufficiently robust for publication2,907
Newport1,6922581,10733016910,215

Metadata

General description

The information is based on an annual statistical return completed by local authorities in Wales. The information is collected in order to establish the number and type of households that were provided with assistance by local authorities during the period. This data is used by the Welsh Government, homelessness agencies and other housing organisations, in order to help monitor trends in the overall level of statutory homelessness across Wales.

Data collection and calculation

Mid 2018 household estimates have been used to calculate the ‘rates per 10,000’, for 2019-20 data.

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

All the figures are rounded independently to the nearest 3 to protect the identity of individuals.

Revisions information

None

Title

Statutory Homelessness: Key Indicators

Last update

5 September 2023 5 September 2023

Next update

December 2023

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Homelessness data collection, Welsh Government

Source 2

Household Estimates for Wales, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation

None

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

Housing, Homelessness, Outcomes, Applications

Statistical quality

There are a number of factors (including timing issues, the recording of multiple outcomes and local authority IT reporting systems), which have impacted on the quality and accuracy of the data collected and published on statutory homeless for 2015-16. These are mainly due to the legislative changes introduced in April 2015 and the time needed for the local authority data providers to fully absorb the impact of these changes and to adjust their internal systems and processes accordingly. Further information is provided in Section 2.2 of the accompanying annual statistical release.

Whilst we have worked closely with local authorities to improve the quality of the data there is a limit to the improvements that can be made retrospectively to the 2015-16 data and some concerns over the quality and accuracy of the data remain. Although the pre April 2015 statutory homelessness statistics were designated as National Statistics, given the concerns over data quality a temporary de-designation of the Homelessness Statistics data for 2015-16 has been agreed with the UK Statistics Authority. The 2015-16 data as published on Stats Wales and within the accompanying release are therefore not classified as National Statistics.