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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
Wales[Collapse]Total Local Authorities174,49494,69546,10733,692
Total Local Authorities[Collapse]Isle of Anglesey[Expand]Isle of Anglesey7,6255,5822,0430
[Collapse]Vale of Glamorgan[Expand]Vale of Glamorgan7,7316,2501,4810
[Collapse]Total Registered Social Landlords278,352203,89170,7693,692
Total Registered Social Landlords[Collapse]Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)135,32699,85832,8362,632
Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)[Expand]Bron Afon Community Housing15,8999,2615,6171,021
[Expand]Cartrefi Conwy7,5566,9296270
[Expand]Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd12,5969,7832,8130
[Expand]Merthyr Valleys Homes8,2226,7991,223200
[Expand]Monmouthshire Housing7,3125,2032,1090
[Expand]Newport City Homes17,72614,2883,4380
[Expand]Tai Tarian17,92615,8002,1260
[Expand]Tai Calon Community Housing11,8647,5584,3060
[Expand]Tai Ceredigion4,4821,9952,4870
[Expand]Valleys to Coast Housing11,6815,6734,5971,411
[Collapse]Non Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)143,026104,03337,9331,060
Non Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs)[Collapse]Abbeyfield Total13287387
Abbeyfield TotalAbbeyfield Brecon242400
Abbeyfield Colwyn Bay545400
Abbeyfield Flint....
Abbeyfield Llandeilo2200
Abbeyfield Wales14707
Abbeyfield Wrexham380380
[Expand]Aelwyd Housing Association4882852030
[Collapse]Almshouse total2024014220
Almshouse totalHenry Burtons Almshouses64203212
Letitia Cornwallis Almshouses121200
Llewellyn Almshouses200200
Rachel Herbert Almshouses16088
Roger Williams and Queen Victoria Memorial Almshouses180180
Ruabon Almshouse228140
Slocombe Cottages for the Aged and Infirm....
Tai Charles Jones6060
The Goodman and Ruthin Charity440440
[Expand]Baneswell Housing Association14014000
[Expand]Bangor Diocesan Housing Association262600
[Expand]Bro Myrddin Housing Association1,7509278230
[Expand]Cadwyn Housing Association2,5692,2962730
[Expand]Cardiff Community Housing Association5,6762,9212,7514
[Expand]Cardiff YMCA Housing Association160160
[Expand]Castle Housing Association (Wales)....
[Expand]Charter Housing Association9,0497,7701,24831
[Expand]Clwyd Alyn Housing Association7,6496,1491,5000
[Expand]Coastal Housing Group10,1127,9202,1920
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai Cantref....
[Expand]Grwp Cynefin6,8804,3002,5800
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai Eryri....
[Expand]Hafan Cymru1821561016
[Expand]Cynon-Taf Community Housing Group3,6559382,70512
[Expand]Fairlake Living....
[Expand]Family Housing Association (Wales)5,0983,3431,7550
[Expand]First Choice Housing Association11411400
[Expand]Gwalia Rest Bay (Co-Ownership Equity Sharing) Housing Association....
[Expand]Gwalia Housing Group9,9207,3132,51889
[Expand]Gwynfyd Housing Co-Operative626200
[Expand]Hafod Care Housing Association60860800
[Expand]Hafod Housing Association7,3553,7693,5860
[Expand]Linc Cymru7,1484,4452,7012
[Expand]Melin Homes6,5374,9211,071545
[Expand]Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association2,0065731,4330
[Expand]Mid Wales Housing Association2,8921,5361,3560
[Expand]Newydd Housing Association5,4793,3051,873301
[Expand]North Wales Housing Association4,4824,2532218
[Expand]Ateb Group4,2242,2441,9800
[Expand]Polish Housing Society183561270
[Expand]Rhondda Housing Association3,3619612,4000
[Expand]St David's Diocesan Housing Association240240
[Expand]Soroptimist Housing Association (Carmarthen)186120
[Expand]Taff Housing Association2,1632,0965710
[Expand]Ty Glas Housing Society730654760
[Expand]United Welsh Housing Association9,5648,93861115
[Expand]Wales and West Housing20,87319,3161,5570
[Expand]Pobl Living6600


Compliance with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS)

Last update
26 November 2019 26 November 2019

Next update
October 2020

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