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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Other housing stock by local authority area and accommodation type
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[Collapse]DwellingA self-contained dwelling is accommodation occupied by a household with exclusive use of bath/shower and inside WC and some cooking facilities. A non self-contained dwelling is accommodation occupied by a household that lacks exclusive use of bath/shower or WC or some cooking facilities. <br /><br />Rent data for non self-contained accommodation is available from 2013-14 only (from the 2012-13 data collection). [Filtered]
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YearThe stock data presents summary information on stock held by local authorities and registered social landlords (RSLs) as at 31 March each year.<br />Data was not collected from Registered Social Landlords for 2019-20 (2020-21 for average weekly rents) due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020.<br /><br />[Filtered]
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[Collapse]Total social housing stock including intermediate tenures, intermediate rents and other social housing[Expand]Click here to sortNon social housing stock - properties at market rentsThis is other property owned by social landlords which is not available as social housing.  In years prior to 2012-13, it is suspected that some landlords properties included Homebuy properties (which are not owned by the landlord) in these data.[Collapse]Non social housing stock - investment activityThis is non-landlord owned stock where a landlord has provided investment to support the purchase of the property.  This includes stock covered by the Homebuy scheme as well as other investment activity.  Data have only been collected from 2012-13 onwards (although it is suspected that some Homebuy activity, at least, has been recorded in social housing stock in years prior to 2012-13).Click here to sortNon social housing stock - investment activityThis is non-landlord owned stock where a landlord has provided investment to support the purchase of the property.  This includes stock covered by the Homebuy scheme as well as other investment activity.  Data have only been collected from 2012-13 onwards (although it is suspected that some Homebuy activity, at least, has been recorded in social housing stock in years prior to 2012-13).
[Collapse]Other social housing stock - intermediate tenures, intermediate rents and otherThis includes properties developed for sale (including shared ownership and flexible tenure) where ownership of the freehold (or head-leasehold) remains with the landlord; and wardens’ and caretakers’ accommodation.  In years prior to 2012-13, it is suspected that some properties at market rents and Homebuy properties have been included in these numbers.Click here to sortOther social housing stock - intermediate tenures, intermediate rents and otherThis includes properties developed for sale (including shared ownership and flexible tenure) where ownership of the freehold (or head-leasehold) remains with the landlord; and wardens’ and caretakers’ accommodation.  In years prior to 2012-13, it is suspected that some properties at market rents and Homebuy properties have been included in these numbers.[Expand]Click here to sortNon social housing stock - HomebuyThis is non landlord-owned stock where a landlord has provided a loan to a previous tenant to purchase the property outright.  Although the landlord has no equity stake in the stock, finance has been provided and remains outstanding.  Data have only been only collected from 2012-13 onwards (although it is suspected that some Homebuy activity has been recorded in social housing stock in years prior to 2012-13).[Expand]Click here to sortNon social housing stock - other investment propertiesThis is non-landlord owned stock in which the landlord has an investment other than that covered by the Homebuy scheme. Data have only been collected from 2012-13 onwards.
[Expand]Click here to sortOther social housing stock - shared ownershipData only collected from 2012-13 onwards.[Expand]Click here to sortOther social housing stock - Flexible Tenure for the ElderlyData only collected from 2012-13 onwards.[Expand]Click here to sortOther social housing stock - intermediate rents and other social housingData only collected from 2012-13 onwards.
Wales1,728915,7307,5494,6381,9292,4354,364
Isle of Anglesey708592141384142
Gwynedd8191591861,1502296235
Conwy182582785181317052222
Denbighshire16803204884414954203
Flintshire15001573071610119120
Wrexham67012419114760107
Powys100188198711593108
Ceredigion5067721,4978726113
Pembrokeshire12063464651090109
Carmarthenshire130148161062264
Swansea10825686781,3990160160
Neath Port Talbot2501511767552227
Bridgend190163182192133225
Vale of Glamorgan150223719243281524
Cardiff359118601,2301991798441,023
Rhondda Cynon Taf401115010378181
Merthyr Tydfil10394053184765
Caerphilly1170335452011939158
Blaenau Gwent0052520263460
Torfaen1380297435394308312
Monmouthshire380248286225164169
Newport28218241,1072028937

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General description

The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh social landlords on stock held by local authorities and registered social landlords (RSLs) as at 31 March each year.

Stock includes:
• units in which the RSL has an share on which it charges rent (full or shared ownership);
• both permanent and temporary stock;
• stock charged at social rents; and
• stock charged at intermediate rents and intermediate tenures (such as shared ownership properties).

It excludes:
• all non-residential properties;
• dwellings leased to temporarily house the homeless;
• any dwellings that are managed as a social lettings agency on behalf of another social landlord;
• fully-staircased shared ownership dwellings;

Investment properties and stock owned by the RSLs which are charged at market rents are identified separately from 2012-13. These include:
• properties where the social landlord has sold the leasehold through right to buy but retains the freehold; and
• investment properties, where an equity stake is owned until the homeowner sells the property (for example via the Homebuy option), but where no rent is charged.
It is suspected that a small number of properties that fall into this category have been included in prior years under other headings.

The data were collected via the annual WHO15 returns from local authorities and annual RSL1 returns from RSLs up to 2008-09, but have since been collected via the Welsh Government Social Landlord Stock and Rents data collection.

The proportion of social housing stock managed by RSLs will have been influenced by the large scale voluntary transfers of local authority stock. For further information please see the Quality Information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

Within self-contained dwellings, the accommodation types include general needs, sheltered, other supported and extra care housing, and data are available on this basis back to 2008-09. During the 2012-13 data collection, the data collected for non self-contained dwellings were also broken down into the same accommodation types. Prior to that, non self-contained data were only collected as a total across all accommodation types.

Stock figures will differ from dwelling stock estimates published, which assume that three bedspaces of a non-self contained unit is equivalent to one dwelling.

Maisonettes are categorised as flats, whilst bungalows are categorised as houses.

Data for English registered RSLs with stock in Wales is excluded.


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 stock they held as at 31 March each year. The collection also requests the average rents for each category of stock by each provider, set for the following year on the same 31 March date. The data are requested with a breakdown between general needs, sheltered, other supported and extra care accommodation types, with a split into non self-contained and self-contained units, and further splits of the self-contained units into data by numbers of bedrooms for both houses (including bungalows) and flats (including maisonettes). Further information on stock held by these organisation but not available at social rents is also collected. Numbers for Wales are derived by summing the stock across all the providers, with rent averages calculated by weighting the individual rent figures by the respect stock in each cell of the data.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown for stock from 2003-04 until 2014-15 inclusive. The figures for each financial year represent the position at 31 March (i.e. at the end of each financial year).

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).

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).

Title

Total stock of social housing landlords

Last update

7 September 2023 7 September 2023

Next update

August 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Social landlord stock and rents 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

Social housing; intermediate tenures; stock; houses; flats; bedrooms; general needs; sheltered accommodation; supported accommodation; extra care accommodation; social landlords

Statistical quality

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