Skip to content

Data Provider: Welsh Government Estimates of Housing Need by Region, Variant and Year (2018-based)
Area Code[Filter]
Tenure 1[Filter]
Region 1
Click here to sort2018/19Click here to sort2019/20Click here to sort2020/21Click here to sort2021/22Click here to sort2022/23Click here to sort2023/24Click here to sort2024/25Click here to sort2025/26Click here to sort2026/27Click here to sort2027/28Click here to sort2028/29Click here to sort2029/30Click here to sort2030/31Click here to sort2031/32Click here to sort2032/33Click here to sort2033/34Click here to sort2034/35Click here to sort2035/36Click here to sort2036/37Click here to sort2037/38
Central Estimates[Collapse]Wales8,3488,0948,1588,6258,2476,8856,4886,1775,8075,4475,2464,9244,7244,5164,2453,9933,8343,6813,4133,141
WalesNorth Wales1,6291,5551,5481,6321,5551,2631,1781,1181,026946909816762698610549501453381318
Mid & South West Wales2,0151,9401,9392,0581,9331,6081,4721,3701,2521,1131,030932830735670592540517449364
South East Wales4,7034,5984,6704,9344,7584,0143,8383,6893,5293,3883,3073,1763,1323,0832,9652,8522,7932,7112,5832,459
Higher Variant[Collapse]Wales8,9798,8078,9639,5179,2548,0597,8667,7267,4837,2417,1536,9496,8656,8036,6646,5436,5446,5686,4956,361
WalesNorth Wales1,7701,7151,7301,8321,7821,5261,4881,4641,4021,3491,3381,2731,2461,2171,1591,1271,1171,1101,0821,050
Mid & South West Wales2,1902,1392,1632,3092,2161,9371,8571,8041,7211,6171,5671,5041,4371,3831,3571,3171,3101,3381,3261,279
South East Wales5,0184,9525,0695,3755,2554,5964,5214,4584,3604,2754,2484,1724,1824,2034,1484,0994,1174,1204,0874,032
Lower Variant[Collapse]Wales7,2006,8006,7167,0246,5185,0634,5934,2093,7743,3333,0312,6072,2901,9481,5391,135819531134.
WalesNorth Wales1,3701,2661,2281,2761,172859758680573474412295213119......
Mid & South West Wales1,6911,5791,5371,6151,4531,1029448196805164022731374......
South East Wales4,1383,9543,9504,1323,8923,1022,8912,7102,5212,3432,2172,0391,9401,8251,6421,4581,3241,178987768
Ten Year Migration[Collapse]Wales9,6769,4469,52210,0149,6678,3357,9717,6797,3366,9976,8226,5266,3526,1625,9135,6805,5385,4035,1484,895
WalesNorth Wales1,8731,8061,8021,8921,8211,5351,4591,4011,3171,2411,2101,1231,0741,014932876833790721664
Mid & South West Wales2,5122,4402,4392,5642,4472,1292,0011,9031,7921,6601,5871,4991,4101,3201,2641,1931,1461,1281,065986
South East Wales5,2905,1995,2805,5575,3984,6714,5114,3754,2274,0964,0253,9043,8683,8283,7173,6113,5593,4853,3623,245
Zero Migration[Collapse]Wales7,2686,7106,3096,6946,2984,9054,4434,0423,6153,1172,8572,5482,3622,0961,7821,4831,2861,063705383
WalesNorth Wales1,0881,0079791,06998669360853144834631623419211910.....
Mid & South West Wales1,5601,4001,2281,3251,2118907155513921899937........
South East Wales4,6194,3024,1014,2994,1003,3223,1202,9602,7752,5822,4422,2772,1822,0791,9161,7611,6641,4961,2781,098


Estimates of Housing Need in Wales at a National and Regional Level (2018 based)

Last update
5 June 2019 5 June 2019

Next update
Not known

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
2014-based projections for local authorities in Wales, Welsh Government

Source 2
2011 Census, Office for National Statistics

Source 3
Homelessness data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email


Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Welsh Government economic regions

Geographical coverage
Welsh Government economic regions

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
These are 2018-based estimates of overall additional housing need in Wales. They are based on estimates of existing unmet need and newly arising need. The overall estimates cover 20 years at both a national and a regional level.
Estimates of the need for additional housing units by tenure are based on a set of assumptions. Estimates of additional housing need by tenure are for the period 2018/19 to 2022/23 only.

Data collection and calculation
2014-based household projections have been used to calculate newly arising need. Existing unmet need is calculated from the 2011 census and Households in Temporary Accommodation. Estimates of the need for additional housing units by tenure are based on a set of assumptions (see related article for further information.

Data reference periods
2018/19 to 2037/38 for overall estimates
2018/19 to 2022/23 for estimates by tenure

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

Rounding applied
2014-based household projections have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

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

Housing, Housing Need