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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Vacancies by local authority area, availability and duration
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ProviderIn 2014-15 and 2020-21, ‘Flintshire\’ was unable to provide data on the number of Vacancies. Therefore, 2013-14 and 2018-19 have been used for 2014-15 and 2020-21, respectively, to provide more accurate ‘local authority\’ total and ‘Wales level\’ totals. Care should be taken when using data for Flintshire for 2014-15 and 2020-21, and the calculated local authority and Wales total in comparison to previous years. Data from Registered Social Landlords is available from 2008-09 onwards. [Filtered]
[Collapse]VacancyA non self-contained unit is accommodation occupied by a household that lacks exclusive use of a bath/shower or WC or some cooking facilities. These usually take the form of a bedsit, shared housing, hostel or hostel type accommodation. Each bed space is therefore normally considered a non self-contained dwelling. A self-contained dwelling is accommodation occupied by a household with exclusive use of a bath/shower and inside WC and some cooking facilities. General Needs includes self contained units that are not reserved for specific client groups. Properties that are adapted for use for people with disabilities should be included where no additional services or support are provided as part of the terms of occupancy. Supported or sheltered includes sheltered housing units that are either Warden call alarm system with a Warden call alarm only or Warden Call alarm system and resident scheme manager. ‘Extra care sheltered housing\’ or ‘assisted living housing\’ offer a higher level of car than ‘sheltered housing\’. The services offered vary between schemes but meals, help with domestic tasks and some personal care are often provided. ‘Close care housing\’ is usually located in the grounds of a care home, with staff from the home providing extra care and assistance. Information on self-contained general needs, self-contained sheltered and self-contained extra care is available from 2008-09. [Filtered]
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YearData from Registered Social Landlords and Local Authorities is available from 1999-2000 only. [Filtered]
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[Collapse]AvailabilityInformation on the availability of Registered Social Landlord vacancies is available from 2008-09. From 2008-09 separate totals for dwellings available for letting and dwellings not available for letting were collected, for both self-contained and non-self contained dwellings [Filter]
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Wales4,8774,6769,5538923,9904,88214,435
Isle of Anglesey374582481294
Gwynedd121194315442771386
Conwy73131204203555259
Denbighshire84134218305080298
Flintshire11921933842296338676
Wrexham118845963597097681,731
Powys16139855948163211770
Ceredigion791190182038128
Pembrokeshire891382271299111338
Carmarthenshire5392798181113895001,318
Swansea4556231,0781071812881,366
Neath Port Talbot4108849867220287785
Bridgend1061832891299111400
Vale of Glamorgan747514954348197
Cardiff732154886761572331,119
Rhondda Cynon Taf300344644642963601,004
Merthyr Tydfil1809327327577350
Caerphilly20137857936228264843
Blaenau Gwent1881620453452505709
Torfaen33615351132437388
Monmouthshire1141893031793110413
Newport36112448552326378863

Metadata

Title

Social housing vacancies

Last update

8 June 2023 8 June 2023

Next update

March 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Social housing vacancies 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

General description

The information presented here covers the number of vacancies within housing stock held by Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords. The information is collected via new annual returns from Welsh social landlords in order to monitor trends over time in the proportion of housing stock which is vacant.

Vacant dwellings includes:
1.)Dwellings undergoing or awaiting major capital works repair, conversion or improvement;
2.)Vacant dwellings that have formal approval for sale or demolition only if they are still part of HRA (Housing Revenue Account) dwellings;
3.)All vacant dwellings to be sold whether awaiting sale or undergoing repair prior to being sold;
4.)Vacant dwellings subject to demolition or closing orders or acquired for demolition under Part VI or IX of the Housing Act 1985.

The information presented here excludes vacant dwellings where an offer of tenancy has been accepted even if no rent is being paid at the end of the financial year.


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.

In 2014-15, ‘Flintshire’ was unable to provide data on the number of Vacancies. Therefore, 2013-14 has been used for 2014-15 to provide a more accurate ‘local authority’ total and ‘Wales level’ total. Care should be taken when using data for Flintshire for 2014-15, and the calculated local authority and Wales total in comparison to previous years.

During the 2009-10 and 2010-11 data collection and validation, some landlords were unable to either submit data or to resolve validation errors. Where this is the case, the best available estimate of the missing or incorrect data has been used. Whilst this should have only a small effect on data at a Wales level, care may be needed when using data for specific areas and providers. The list below details the issues:
1.) Data on vacancies for Blaenau Gwent was unavailable, so 2008-09 data has been used for 2009-10;
2.) For 2008-09 2009-10 and 2010-11 Abbeyfield societies, Almshouse Charities and Co-ownership societies were not required to complete a vacancies return;
3.) Data for Gwalia Housing Group was unavailable for 2010-11 and 2011-12, so 2009-10 data has been used for both years.

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 vacancies 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

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

Keywords

Housing, Vacancies, Self-contained, Non Self-contained, Lettings

Statistical quality

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