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Data Provider: Welsh Government Compliance with the overall Welsh Housing Quality Standard by provider and measure
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[Expand]Click here to sortStock at 31st March[Expand]Click here to sortFully compliant stock at 31st March[Expand]Click here to sortCompliant stock subject to acceptable fails at 31st March[Expand]Click here to sortNon-compliant stock
[Collapse]Wales225,763(r) 142,648(r) 61,321(r) 21,794
Wales[Collapse]Total Local Authorities87,24843,83523,35020,063
Total Local Authorities[Collapse]Isle of Anglesey[Expand]Isle of Anglesey3,8072,7751,0320
[Collapse]Vale of Glamorgan[Expand]Vale of Glamorgan3,8733,1007730
[Collapse]Total Registered Social Landlords138,515(r) 98,813(r) 37,971(r) 1,731
Total Registered Social Landlords[Collapse]Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)67,69949,94017,044715
Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)[Expand]Bron Afon Community Housing7,9644,3492,964651
[Expand]Cartrefi Conwy3,7893,4373520
[Expand]Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd6,2924,8621,4300
[Expand]Merthyr Valleys Homes4,1263,27279064
[Expand]Monmouthshire Housing3,6252,2001,4250
[Expand]Newport City Homes8,8797,2341,6450
[Expand]NPT Homes8,9787,7411,2370
[Expand]Tai Calon Community Housing5,9734,7901,1830
[Expand]Tai Ceredigion2,2369061,3300
[Expand]Valleys to Coast Housing5,8553,1622,6930
[Collapse]Non Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)70,816(r) 48,873(r) 20,927(r) 1,016
Non Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)[Collapse]Abbeyfield Total6640197
Abbeyfield TotalAbbeyfield Brecon121200
Abbeyfield Colwyn Bay272700
Abbeyfield Flint....
Abbeyfield Llandeilo1100
Abbeyfield Wales7007
Abbeyfield Wrexham190190
[Expand]Aelwyd Housing Association244174700
[Collapse]Almshouse total98(r) 15(r) 63(r) 20
Almshouse totalHenry Burtons Almshouses32(r) 5(r) 15(r) 12
Letitia Cornwallis Almshouses6600
Llewellyn Almshouses100100
Rachel Herbert Almshouses8008
Roger Williams and Queen Victoria Memorial Almshouses9090
Ruabon Almshouse11470
Slocombe Cottages for the Aged and Infirm....
Tai Charles Jones....
The Goodman and Ruthin Charity220220
[Expand]Baneswell Housing Association707000
[Expand]Bangor Diocesan Housing Association131300
[Expand]Bro Myrddin Housing Association8734434300
[Expand]Cadwyn Housing Association1,2651,224410
[Expand]Cardiff Community Housing Association2,8198391,9764
[Expand]Cardiff YMCA Housing Association8080
[Expand]Castle Housing Association (Wales)....
[Expand]Charter Housing Association4,4733,64381020
[Expand]Clwyd Alyn Housing Association3,7972,9758220
[Expand]Coastal Housing Group5,0083,4771,5310
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai Cantref....
[Expand]Grwp Cynefin3,4012,3691,0320
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai Eryri....
[Expand]Hafan Cymru9172514
[Expand]Cynon-Taf Community Housing Group1,8412991,53012
[Expand]Fairlake Living....
[Expand]Family Housing Association (Wales)2,5201,6009200
[Expand]First Choice Housing Association404000
[Expand]Gwalia Rest Bay (Co-Ownership Equity Sharing) Housing Association....
[Expand]Gwalia Housing Group4,9063,2541,59260
[Expand]Gwynfyd Housing Co-Operative313100
[Expand]Hafod Care Housing Association30430400
[Expand]Hafod Housing Association3,6291,8091,8200
[Expand]Linc Cymru3,5471,8311,7160
[Expand]Melin Homes3,256(r) 2,292(r) 419(r) 545
[Expand]Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association9922777150
[Expand]Mid Wales Housing Association1,4016397620
[Expand]Newydd Housing Association2,7341,679754301
[Expand]North Wales Housing Association2,2412,1171168
[Expand]Pembrokeshire Housing Association2,0779191,1580
[Expand]Polish Housing Society930930
[Expand]Rhondda Housing Association1,6704601,2100
[Expand]St David's Diocesan Housing Association120120
[Expand]Soroptimist Housing Association (Carmarthen)9360
[Expand]Taff Housing Association1,0791,0373210
[Expand]Ty Glas Housing Society272235370
[Expand]United Welsh Housing Association4,7504,41432115
[Expand]Wales and West Housing10,3739,5268470
[Expand]Pobl Living3300


Compliance with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS)

Last update
27 June 2019 27 June 2019

Next update
October 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Social housing quality data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email


Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

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
The WHQS was first published in 2002 with revised guidance issued in 2008. The Welsh Government expect all social landlords in Wales to adopt the standard and bring all their homes up to it by the end of 2012 (since re-defined as by the end of 2012-13) or by other renegotiated deadlines and to maintain this into the future.

The WHQS measures 42 individual elements within the following seven categories:
• In a good state of repair
• Safe and secure
• Adequately heated, fuel efficient and well insulated
• Contain up-to-date kitchens and bathrooms
• Well managed (for rented housing)
• Located in attractive and safe environments
• As far as possible suit the specific requirements of the household (e.g. specific disabilities).

The information shown in this release does not cover all of the 42 individual elements as social landlords were not required to report on Category 6 of the WHQS (Located in attractive and safe environments) which was regarded as too difficult to measure consistently.

Data collection and calculation
The information presented here measures the progress made by social landlords (local authorities and registered social landlords) in achieving the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) for all their stock. The WHQS is the Welsh Government standard of housing quality.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
The data collection commenced in July 2012 and is used to assess the number of social housing dwellings which are fully compliant with the WHQS as at 31 March and those which are compliant subject to acceptable fails. The information collected covers overall WHQS compliance with the standard as well as compliance with the WHQS by individual component type.

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

Rounding applied

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

Statistical quality
Information shown for RSLs is based on responses received from 57 RSLs in 2011-12, 58 in 2012-13, 59 in 2013-14, 58 in 2014-15, 60 in 2015-16, 59 in 2016-17 and 58 in 2017-18.

Information was not received from 4 RSLs in 2012-13, 2 RSLs in 2013-14, 3 RSLs in 2014-15, 2 RSLs in 2015-16, 1 RSL in 2016-17 and in 2017-18.

The RSL stock numbers have been adjusted accordingly.

Housing, WHQS, Dwellings, Components, Compliance