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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics New dwellings started by local authority area and dwelling type
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PeriodData on starts and completions of new permanent dwellings is only available at Wales level prior to 1996-97. From 1996-97, the information is available at a local authority level. Figures on housing starts are from records kept for building control purposes. It is often difficult for data providers to identify whether a dwelling is being built for RSLs or for a private developer and this may lead to an understatement of RSL starts recorded in these tables, and a corresponding overstatement of private enterprise figures. This problem is more likely to occur with starts than completions, and as a result, the data on starts are no longer split by tenure from 2011-12. [Filtered]
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[Collapse]Wales28,39523,7584,637
Wales[Collapse]North Wales5,9685,429539
North WalesIsle of Anglesey61059713
Gwynedd810688122
Conwy74672521
Denbighshire1,0481,01038
Flintshire2,0321,793239
Wrexham722616106
[Collapse]Mid and South West Wales6,7135,825888
Mid and South West WalesPowys990874116
Ceredigion781576205
Pembrokeshire1,6661,497169
Carmarthenshire1,1951,11778
Swansea1,5271,302225
Neath Port Talbot55445995
[Collapse]South East Wales15,71412,5043,210
South East WalesBridgend1,4281,204224
Vale of Glamorgan2,8662,278588
Cardiff4,0463,098948
Rhondda Cynon Taf673523150
Merthyr Tydfil37030664
Caerphilly1,158898260
Blaenau Gwent613483130
Torfaen1,3481,114234
Monmouthshire1,6101,386224
Newport1,6021,214388

Metadata

Title

Starts of new permanent dwellings

Last update

7 July 2022 7 July 2022

Next update

September 2022

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

New house building data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation

National 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

General description

In Wales, new house building is undertaken by the private sector, Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and local authorities. The information presented here is based on the reports of local authority building inspectors and the National House Building Council (NHBC). It does not include information from private approved inspectors. The exclusion of this information means that there is currently an undercount in the number of dwellings started though this is estimated to be quite small.

The information shows the number of new dwellings started in Wales and is collected in order to assess the level of new house building across Wales during the period. The data is used to help monitor trends in both the overall level of Welsh housing stock and the changes in its tenure distribution over time. Data is also used by the Welsh Government and local authorities to assess levels of housing supply across Wales and as an indication as to whether housing need is being met.

Figures on housing starts are from records kept for building control purposes. It is often difficult for data providers to identify whether a dwelling is being built for RSLs or for a private developer and this may lead to an understatement of RSL starts recorded in these tables, and a corresponding overstatement of private enterprise figures. This problem is more likely to occur with starts than completions, and as a result, the data on starts are no longer split by tenure from 2011-12.


Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is collected via quarterly returns from Local Authorities and the National Housing-Building Council (NHBC).

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

From 1974-75 onwards. Quarterly data not collected for 2020-21 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Users, uses and context

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

Rounding applied

None

Revisions information

None

Statistical quality

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

Keywords

Housing, New House Building, Starts, Completions, National House Building Council, (NHBC)