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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Tenancies in arrears at 31 March by year, provider and duration
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[Collapse]DurationThe arrears amount for each account at the end of the year is divided by the weekly gross rent for that account to give the number of weeks in arrears. [Filter]
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Duration 1
YearData from Registered Social Landlords is available from 2008-09 onwards. [Filter]
[Collapse]Provider2014-15 data for ‘Cynon Taf Community Housing Group\’ has been revised. Revisions are marked in the data with an (r). Data from Registered Social Landlords is available from 2008-09 onwards. [Filter]
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[Collapse]TotalClick here to sortTotal
Click here to sortLess than 13 weeks of arrearsClick here to sort13 weeks or more arrears
199697[Collapse]Wales58,5398,01866,557
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities58,5398,01866,557
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
199798[Collapse]Wales46,6417,62554,266
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities46,6417,62554,266
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
199899[Collapse]Wales59,2488,37267,620
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities59,2488,37267,620
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
199900[Collapse]Wales58,5877,41265,999
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities58,5877,41265,999
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200001[Collapse]Wales51,01610,98762,003
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities51,01610,98762,003
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200102[Collapse]Wales49,10312,18361,286
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities49,10312,18361,286
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200203[Collapse]Wales49,7699,88359,652
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities49,7699,88359,652
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200304[Collapse]Wales43,6389,13152,769
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities43,6389,13152,769
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200405[Collapse]Wales46,0796,97653,055
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities46,0796,97653,055
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200506[Collapse]Wales40,8504,52745,377
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities40,8504,52745,377
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200607[Collapse]Wales42,1955,31047,505
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities42,1955,31047,505
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200708[Collapse]Wales35,0484,12639,174
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities35,0484,12639,174
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
200809[Collapse]Wales68,3475,14173,488
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities32,0582,74134,799
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords36,2892,40038,689
200910[Collapse]Wales68,7974,51873,315
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities31,2692,17333,442
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords37,5282,34539,873
201011[Collapse]Wales66,3825,13171,513
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities25,0741,73026,804
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords41,3083,40144,709
201112[Collapse]Wales65,9733,80469,777
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities25,3401,64626,986
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords40,6332,15842,791
201213[Collapse]Wales66,1123,73869,850
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities25,5601,24026,800
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords40,5522,49843,050
201314[Collapse]Wales68,2574,80273,059
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities27,3631,94529,308
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords40,8942,85743,751
201415[Collapse]Wales69,1683,93373,101
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities28,1361,44829,584
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords41,0322,48543,517
201516[Collapse]Wales67,1504,28371,433
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities26,9242,14729,071
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords40,2262,13642,362
201617[Collapse]Wales66,2424,21070,452
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities25,9822,11728,099
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords40,2602,09342,353
201718[Collapse]Wales67,1394,70071,839
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities26,3402,40028,740
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords40,7992,30043,099
201819[Collapse]Wales71,7915,54177,332
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities26,9812,63929,620
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords44,8102,90247,712
[Expand]201920.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
202021[Collapse]Wales(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.83,701(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.6,839(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.90,540
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities28,1793,12231,301
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.55,522(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.3,717(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales.59,239
202122[Collapse]Wales88,6137,69696,309
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities30,0553,47133,526
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords58,5584,22562,783

Metadata

General description

The information presented here shows the level of social housing rent arrears, as at 31 March. This information is collected in order to monitor trends over time in the overall level of social housing rent arrears.

Arrears are shown for tenancies in self-contained and non self-contained units. Arrears data is not collected for intermediate tenures and tenures not at social rents. Rent arrears data excludes arrears on garages and arrears for court costs or rechargeable repairs.

Current tenants arrears is the gross indebtedness of the then current tenants in respect of rent and excluding other landlord charges, included in the gross debit at the end of the financial year, not deducting payment received in advance but deducting the following amounts:
1)Amounts received but not applied to tenants’ accounts, for example in respect of housing benefit or rebate.
2)Amounts receivable other than from tenants, for example from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
3)Other adjustments, for example amounts debited to tenants’ accounts but not yet contractually payable by tenants.


Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords as at 31 March each year.

In 2018-19 one RSL (Baneswell Housing Association) was unable to submit data. Therefore information provided by Baneswell HA for 2017-18 has been used for 2018-19 to provide a more accurate local authority total and Wales level total.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown for each financial year from 1996-97.

Note that, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, data on social housing rent arrears in Wales for 2019-20 were not collected.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

None

Revisions information

2015-16 data for ‘Tai Calon Community Housing’ has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. Revisions are marked in the data with an (r).

Title

Social housing rent arrears

Last update

8 June 2023 8 June 2023

Next update

March 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Social housing rent arrears 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

Keywords

Housing, Arrears, Rents

Statistical quality

This data has been revised on 11 July 2018 following receipt of revised figures for social housing tenancies in arrears at 31 March 2017 and earlier years from a number of social landlords.

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.