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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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TenureThis split should be treated with caution (see \'Summary information\' below).[Filtered]
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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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Dwelling TypeBreakdown by Houses and Flats [Filter]
BedroomsBreakdown by number of bedrooms within property. [Filter]
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[Collapse]Wales(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.4,7027281,107(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,769(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,098(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.3,53455661(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,744(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,0741,1686734462524
Wales[Collapse]North Wales1,0399626846920689112212467200148845626
North WalesIsle of Anglesey1731181621916218062191110100
Gwynedd792325229374422742192102
Conwy11403363189701663181701700
Denbighshire1822578736174255853280224
Flintshire2272240689720123468972620600
Wrexham264383216727220323167274435900
[Collapse]Mid and South West Wales(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.84066167(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.421(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.186(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.74624120(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.420(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.18294424714
Mid and South West WalesPowys71181431854783181711600
Ceredigion127113834441125293444156900
Pembrokeshire2041940132131797271321325121300
Carmarthenshire125112341501093194146168404
Swansea(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.244242(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.141(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.59(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.234233(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.140(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.59100910
Neath Port Talbot69510421258044212115600
[Collapse]South East Wales(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.2,823566672(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.879(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.706(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.1,89719329(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.857(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.6929265473432214
South East WalesBridgend837538337715383366000
Vale of Glamorgan36778771238923933911780128753869
Cardiff1,007337290169211442280154206565335210155
Rhondda Cynon Taf22612349981195114998131112000
Merthyr Tydfil2984116276411622000
Caerphilly23759578239170445823967551200
Blaenau Gwent86101045217729452198100
Torfaen1141415483710001548371414000
Monmouthshire225033103892250331038900000
Newport(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.44941147(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.161(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.100(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.345085(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.160(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.100104416210

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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).

Title

Completions of new permanent dwellings

Last update

28 March 2024 28 March 2024

Next update

June 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

New house building data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housingconditions@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

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