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Data Provider: Welsh Government Estimates of Housing Need by Variant and Year (2018-based)
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Central Estimates8,3488,0948,1588,6258,2476,8856,4886,1775,8075,4475,2464,9244,7244,5164,2453,9933,8343,6813,4133,141
Higher Variant8,9798,8078,9639,5179,2548,0597,8667,7267,4837,2417,1536,9496,8656,8036,6646,5436,5446,5686,4956,361
Lower Variant7,2006,8006,7167,0246,5185,0634,5934,2093,7743,3333,0312,6072,2901,9481,5391,135819531134.
Ten Year Migration9,6769,4469,52210,0149,6678,3357,9717,6797,3366,9976,8226,5266,3526,1625,9135,6805,5385,4035,1484,895
Zero Migration7,2686,7106,3096,6946,2984,9054,4434,0423,6153,1172,8572,5482,3622,0961,7821,4831,2861,063705383


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

Last update
30 January 2019 30 January 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

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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 estimates cover 20 years at both a national and a regional level.

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

Data reference periods
2017/18 to 2037/38

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

Housing, Housing Need