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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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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities58,5398,01866,557
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities46,6417,62554,266
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities59,2488,37267,620
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities58,5877,41265,999
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities51,01610,98762,003
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities49,10312,18361,286
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities49,7699,88359,652
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities43,6389,13152,769
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities46,0796,97653,055
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities40,8504,52745,377
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities42,1955,31047,505
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities35,0484,12639,174
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Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities32,0582,74134,799
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords36,2892,40038,689
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities31,2692,17333,442
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords37,5282,34539,873
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities25,0741,73026,804
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords41,3083,40144,709
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities25,3401,64626,986
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords40,6332,15842,791
2012-13[Collapse]Wales(r) 66,112(r) 3,738(r) 69,850
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities25,5601,24026,800
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords(r) 40,552(r) 2,498(r) 43,050
2013-14[Collapse]Wales(r) 68,257(r) 4,802(r) 73,059
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities27,3631,94529,308
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords(r) 40,894(r) 2,857(r) 43,751
2014-15[Collapse]Wales(r) 69,168(r) 3,933(r) 73,101
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities28,1361,44829,584
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords(r) 41,032(r) 2,485(r) 43,517
2015-16[Collapse]Wales(r) 67,150(r) 4,283(r) 71,433
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities26,9242,14729,071
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords(r) 40,226(r) 2,136(r) 42,362
2016-17[Collapse]Wales(r) 66,242(r) 4,210(r) 70,452
Wales[Expand]Total Local Authorities25,9822,11728,099
[Expand]Total Registered Social Landlords(r) 40,260(r) 2,093(r) 42,353


Social housing rent arrears

Last update
11 July 2018 11 July 2018

Next update
March 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Social housing rent arrears data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

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 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.

Frequency of publication

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

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

Rounding applied

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).

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.

Housing, Arrears, Rents