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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Discounts allowed on completed disposals by local authority area, sale type and period
[Collapse]PeriodData was not collected for 2019-20 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020.[Filtered]
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AreaSales and disposals of local authority dwellings will have been influenced by the large scale voluntary transfers of local authority stock to RSLs. The local authorities affected are Bridgend (September 2003), Rhondda Cynon Taf (December 2007), Monmouthshire (January 2007), Torfaen (April 2008), Conwy (September 2008), Newport (March 2009), Merthyr Tydfil (March 2009), Ceredigion (November 2009) , Gwynedd (April 2010), Blaenau Gwent (July 2010) and Neath Port Talbot (March 2011).[Filter]
Click here to sortRight to Buy (including voluntary sales to sitting tenants pre 2013-14)This includes non-statutory sales to sitting tenants, which have been negligible since 1996-97 , but were more significant prior to then (decreasing from a peak of 733 in 1981-82).
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Discounts allowed on completed council dwelling disposals

Last update

3 August 2023 3 August 2023

Next update

July 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Social housing sales 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 sales of local authority dwellings. The data is used to help monitor trends in both the overall level of Welsh housing stock and the changes in its tenure distribution over time. Data is also used by the Welsh Government and local authorities to assess levels of housing supply across Wales and as an indication as to whether housing need is being met.

Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh social landlords (local authorities and registered social landlords) on the sales recorded during the financial year.

Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Data are shown for right to buy from 1980-81 until 2012-13 inclusive. Up until 2010-11 the data was collected on a quarterly basis, and from 2011-12 collected annually. The figures for each financial year represent the sales during each of the financial years from April to March.

Note that, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, data on social landlord housing sales 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


Revisions information

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

As these data also form part of other data collections, for example counts of properties which are compliant with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard, it is possible that the data will be subject to minor revision in due course. If necessary, for example where revisions are significant, these amendments will also be included in a revised formal release of data (see weblinks).

Statistical quality

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


Housing, Sales, Local Authority Sales, Disposal, Council dwellings, Ownership, Discounts