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Data Provider: Welsh Government Compliance with the overall Welsh Housing Quality Standard by provider and measure
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[Collapse]ComponentEach component is made up of several elements. All elements for each component must meet the criteria to deem the component fully compliant or compliant subject to acceptable fails. A full list of individual elements can be located in the \'further information\' section.  [Filtered]
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YearThe WHQS data presents summary information on self contained stock held by local authorities and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) as at 31 March each year, for example stock for 2011-12 shows stock at 31 March 2012.  [Filtered]
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[Collapse]ProviderData from Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) is available from 2008-09 onwards.<br /><br />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 and 60 in 2015-16.  <br /><br />Information was not received from 4 RSLs in 2012-13, 2 RSLs in 2013-14, 3 RSLs in 2014-15 and 2 RSLs in 2015-16. <br /><br />The RSL stock numbers have been adjusted accordingly.<br />[Filter]
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[Expand]Click here to sortStock at 31st March (31st December for 2019/20)This is a count of all self-contained properties.[Expand]Click here to sortFully compliant stock at 31st March (31st December for 2019/20)This is a count of all self-contained stock that is fully compliant with WHQS.  Compliant properties include any properties where a particular element of WHQS is not applicable and hence not assessed.[Expand]Click here to sortCompliant stock subject to acceptable fails at 31st March (31st December for 2019/20)This is a count of all self-contained stock that is fully compliant with WHQS including those properties that are deemed compliant apart from acceptable fails under the following categories: cost of remedy; timing of remedy; residents’ choice; and physical constraint.[Expand]Click here to sortNon-compliant stockThis is a count of all self-contained stock deemed not to be compliant with WHQS, excluding any properties deemed compliant apart from acceptable fails under the following categories: cost of remedy; timing of remedy; residents’ choice; and physical constraint.
[Collapse]Wales684,053472,263171,70940,081
Wales[Collapse]Total Local Authorities262,000157,69867,94136,361
Total Local Authorities[Collapse]Isle of Anglesey[Expand]Isle of Anglesey11,5098,4923,0170
[Collapse]Denbighshire[Expand]Denbighshire10,1335,3194,8140
[Collapse]Flintshire[Expand]Flintshire21,7236,7275,5349,462
[Collapse]Wrexham[Expand]Wrexham33,33315,4733,37014,490
[Collapse]PowysImproved data management has resulted in an increase in non-compliant stock for 2017-18 from 2016-17.[Expand]PowysImproved data management has resulted in an increase in non-compliant stock for 2017-18 from 2016-17.16,0707,6627,676732
[Collapse]Pembrokeshire[Expand]Pembrokeshire16,95115,4211,5300
[Collapse]Carmarthenshire[Expand]Carmarthenshire27,38124,5042,8770
[Collapse]Swansea[Expand]Swansea40,60116,58323,825193
[Collapse]Vale of Glamorgan[Expand]Vale of Glamorgan11,6109,2112,3990
[Collapse]Cardiff[Expand]Cardiff40,51730,9859,5320
[Collapse]Caerphilly[Expand]Caerphilly32,17217,3213,36711,484
[Collapse]Total Registered Social Landlords422,053314,565103,7683,720
Total Registered Social Landlords[Collapse]Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)Large scale voluntary transfers of local authority stock to registered social landlords203,554151,71449,2032,637
Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)Large scale voluntary transfers of local authority stock to registered social landlords[Expand]Bron Afon Community HousingA new asset management database identified additional failures in 2016-17 and 2017-18.23,90015,1517,7281,021
[Expand]Cartrefi ConwyNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Conwy council, September 2008.11,57710,7268510
[Expand]Tai AdraNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Gwynedd council in April 2010. Previously Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd18,99614,7694,2270
[Expand]Merthyr Valleys HomesA data cleansing exercise has identified an increase in non-compliant stock in 2017-18 from 2016-17.12,2949,2022,892200
[Expand]Monmouthshire HousingNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Monmouthshire council in January 2008.11,0958,3622,7330
[Expand]Newport City HomesNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Newport council in March 2009.26,65021,1165,5340
[Expand]Tai TarianNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Neath Port Talbot council in March 2011.26,81123,9242,8870
[Expand]TrivallisNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Rhondda Cynon Taf council in December 2007. Previously named RCT Homes.30,17725,4804,6970
[Expand]Tai Calon Community HousingNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Blaenau Gwent council in July 2010.17,70610,6587,0480
[Expand]Barcud CyfyngedigNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Ceredigion council in December 2009. Previously Tai Ceredigion6,7863,2833,5030
[Expand]Valleys to Coast HousingReview of stock data identified a significant increase in stock subject to acceptable fails.17,5629,0437,1031,416
[Collapse]Non Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)218,499162,85154,5651,083
Non Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)[Collapse]Abbeyfield Total198134577
Abbeyfield TotalAbbeyfield Brecon363600
Abbeyfield Colwyn Bay818100
Abbeyfield Flint.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Abbeyfield Llandeilo3300
Abbeyfield Wales1) Name changed from \'Abbeyfield South Wales Society\' to \'Abbeyfield Wales Society\' on 01 April 2006. 2) Has merged with several small Abbeyfield societies over recent years.211407
Abbeyfield Wrexham570570
[Expand]Aelwyd Housing Association7324592730
[Collapse]Almshouse total3005521530
Almshouse totalHenry Burtons Almshouses96295512
Letitia Cornwallis AlmshousesDe-registered121200
Llewellyn Almshouses300300
Rachel Herbert Almshouses240816
Roger Williams and Queen Victoria Memorial Almshouses272250
Ruabon Almshouse3312192
Slocombe Cottages for the Aged and Infirm.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Tai Charles Jones120120
The Goodman and Ruthin Charity660660
[Expand]Baneswell Housing Association14014000
[Expand]Bangor Diocesan Housing Association3926013
[Expand]Bro Myrddin Housing Association2,7241,5061,2180
[Expand]Cadwyn Housing Association3,8733,5213520
[Expand]Cardiff Community Housing Association8,6124,7433,8654
[Expand]Cardiff YMCA Housing Association240240
[Expand]Castle Housing Association (Wales)Merged with Family Housing Association (Wales) in 2016..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Charter Housing AssociationPart of the Seren Group.13,75712,0161,71031
[Expand]Clwyd Alyn Housing AssociationPart of the Pennaf Group.12,1149,9512,1630
[Expand]Coastal Housing GroupCymdeithas Tai Dewi Sant and Swansea HA merged to form Coastal Housing group in April 2008.15,51112,8232,6880
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai CantrefMerged with Wales and West Housing in September 2016..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Grwp CynefinFormed from the merger of Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd and Cymdeithas Tai Eryri.10,4056,0984,3070
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai EryriMerged with Cymdeithias Tai Clwyd to become Grwp Cynefin in April 2014..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Hafan Cymru2752481116
[Expand]Cynon-Taf Community Housing GroupFormed from the merger of Cynon Taf and Pontypridd and District in January 2008.5,4691,5833,87412
[Expand]Fairlake Living1) Name changed from \'Gwent Homes\' to \'Fairlake Living\' in January 2011. 2) Part of the Seren Group..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Family Housing Association (Wales)7,6995,7961,9030
[Expand]First Choice Housing Association19819800
[Expand]Gwalia Rest Bay (Co-Ownership Equity Sharing) Housing Association.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Gwalia Housing GroupPart of the Gwalia Group.15,17811,5373,55289
[Expand]Gwynfyd Housing Co-Operative626200
[Expand]Hafod Care Housing AssociationPart of the Hendre Group.60860800
[Expand]Hafod Housing AssociationPart of the Hendre Group.11,5926,1355,4570
[Expand]Linc CymruName changed from \'Glamorgan and Gwent\' to \'Linc Cymru\' in April 2006.11,3968,0003,3942
[Expand]Melin HomesMelin Homes was created by the merger of Eastern Valley and Gwerin on 01 April 2007.9,9467,1112,290545
[Expand]Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association3,0609082,1520
[Expand]Mid Wales Housing Association4,4772,7491,7280
[Expand]Derwen2,5242,3331910
[Expand]Newydd Housing Association1) Absorbed Newtown Housing Association in 2005. 2) Part of the Cadarn Group.8,4205,3892,730301
[Expand]North Wales Housing Association6,7506,3104328
[Expand]Ateb GroupPreviously Pembrokeshire Housing6,5743,3233,2510
[Expand]Polish Housing Society183561270
[Expand]Rhondda Housing AssociationPart of the Hendre Group.5,1311,8033,3280
[Expand]St David's Diocesan Housing Association360360
[Expand]Soroptimist Housing Association (Carmarthen)De-registered186120
[Expand]Taff Housing Association3,3343,2527210
[Expand]Ty Glas Housing Society1) Does not own stock. 2) Part of the Pennaf Group.730654760
[Expand]United Welsh Housing Association14,93013,99791815
[Expand]Wales and West Housing31,47129,3122,1590
[Expand]Pobl LivingName changed from \'Seren Living\' to \'Pobl Living\' in February 2017.9900

Metadata

Title

Compliance with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS)

Last update

29 September 2021 29 September 2021

Next update

TBC

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Social housing quality data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation

None

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

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

Annual

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. For 2019/20, the data was collected as at 31st December 2020

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).

Keywords

Housing, WHQS, Dwellings, Components, Compliance

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.