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Data Provider: Welsh Government Prevention of Homelessness by Area and Measure (Section 66)
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Click here to sortHouseholds threatened with Homelessness within in 56 days -Number (Section 66)Click here to sortHouseholds threatened with Homelessness within in 56 days -Rate per 10,000 households (Section 66)Click here to sortHouseholds successfully prevented from Homelessness – Number (Section 66)Click here to sortHouseholds successfully prevented from Homelessness – Percentage (%) (section 66)Click here to sortHouseholds successfully prevented from Homelessness – Rate per 10,000 households (Section 66)
Isle of Anglesey513165303178971,710
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 count3,4413182,4842162308,298
Neath Port Talbot1,6382658701601415,922
Vale of Glamorgan1,0591888102301442,337
Rhondda Cynon Taf2,0491971,4912191445,013
Merthyr Tydfil465188246159991,986
Blaenau Gwent9273005581811801,785



Statutory Homelessness: Key Indicators

Last update

5 November 2020 5 November 2020

Next update

December 2020

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Homelessness data collection, Welsh Government

Source 2

Household Estimates for Wales, Welsh Government

Contact email



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

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


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


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.


Housing, Homelessness, Outcomes, Applications