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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics New dwellings completed by area, dwelling type and number of bedrooms
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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]Wales27,7403,2716,60110,9146,95422,1964524,19310,6156,9365,5442,8192,40829918
Wales[Collapse]North Wales6,1153341,5242,9831,2745,118698282,9481,273997265696351
North WalesIsle of Anglesey646472142431425781518323814268323150
Gwynedd931321965941098491913159110882136531
Conwy1,138403196261538609746241532783124520
Denbighshire806302223482067231515534720683156710
Flintshire1,9831104728475541,6354254823554348106218240
Wrexham61175101325110473731325110138687000
[Collapse]Mid and South West Wales5,9986671,5642,4441,3234,7911169902,3751,3101,2075515746913
Mid and South West WalesPowys562291463216648911913216673185500
Ceredigion67312114923616749310852311671801116450
Pembrokeshire1,4331523477212131,2175129766320621610150587
Carmarthenshire1,337573425014371,2702232249543167352066
Swansea1,1992693173083057781215330830542125716400
Neath Port Talbot7943926335713554410423571352502922100
[Collapse]South East Wales15,6272,2703,5135,4874,35712,2872672,3755,2924,3533,3402,0031,1381954
South East WalesBridgend1,5101482627953051,1567123723303354141139722
Vale of Glamorgan3,0274297479698822,42954537956882598375210130
Cardiff4,1698001,0981,2641,0072,960656301,2601,0051,20973546842
Rhondda Cynon Taf6409990255196521389233196119961220
Merthyr Tydfil40085761419829735614098103822010
Caerphilly917157206323231728151603222311891424610
Blaenau Gwent3628079126772901771125777263810
Torfaen1,4521722754195861,242142234195862101585200
Monmouthshire1,6941963565695731,486393055695732081575100
Newport1,4561043246264021,1785018154540227854143810

Metadata

Title

Completions 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 completed though this is estimated to be quite small.

The information shows the number of new dwellings completed 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 completions are from records kept for building control purposes. It is sometimes difficult for building control officers and NHBC to identify the intended final tenure of the property (the basis for the tenure information). This may lead to an under-count of social sector new house building and an over-count for the private sector. Within the social sector it may also lead to an under-count of local authority new house building and an over count for the RSL sector. Therefore the tenure data should be treated with caution.

New house building funded with capital grant funding includes funding via Social Housing Grant, Recycled Social Housing Grant and Strategic Capital Investment Fund.


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

Data prior to the last period covered have been revised since previously published. Revisions are marked in the data with an (r).

As these data also form part of other data collections, for example counts of properties which are compliant with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard, it is possible that the data will be subject to minor revision in due course. If necessary, for example where revisions are significant, these amendments will also be included in a revised formal release of data (see weblinks).

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

Name

HOUS0702