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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Vacancies by provider, availability, duration
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[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 (Ascending)[Filter]
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[Collapse]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. [Filter]
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[Collapse]Wales4,8774,6769,5538923,9904,88214,435
Wales[Collapse]Total Local Authorities1,4422,7874,2293191,9012,2206,449
Total Local Authorities[Expand]Isle of Anglesey28346245971
[Expand]GwyneddStock transfer to Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd in April 2010..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]ConwyStock transferred to Cartrefi Conwy in September 2008..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Denbighshire21122143234669212
[Expand]Flintshire717518230296326508
[Expand]Wrexham21834855466777231,578
[Expand]Powys5438143524131155590
[Expand]CeredigionStock transferred to Tai Ceredigion in December 2009..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Pembrokeshire771221991091101300
[Expand]Carmarthenshire443221664813334141,078
[Expand]Swansea176490666354580746
[Expand]Neath Port TalbotStock transferred to NPT Homes in March 2011..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]BridgendStock transferred to Valleys to Coast in September 2003..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Vale of Glamorgan10576703535102
[Expand]Cardiff50631537415192629
[Expand]Rhondda Cynon TafStock transferred to RCT Homes in December 2007..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Merthyr TydfilStock transferred to Merthyr Valleys Homes in March 2009..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Caerphilly9932041925191216635
[Expand]Blaenau GwentStock transferred to Tai Calon Community Housing in July 2010..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]TorfaenStock transferred to Bron Afon Community Housing in April 2008..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]MonmouthshireStock transferred to Monmouthshire Housing in January 2008..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]NewportStock transferred to Newport City Homes in March 2009..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Collapse]Total Registered Social Landlords3,4351,8895,3245732,0892,6627,986
Total Registered Social Landlords[Expand]Abbeyfield Total482502122373
[Expand]Aelwyd Housing Association3003000030
[Expand]Almshouse total1015056
[Expand]Baneswell Housing Association0002133
[Expand]Bangor Diocesan Housing Association0000000
[Expand]Bro Myrddin Housing Association36903312
[Expand]Bron Afon Community HousingNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Torfaen council, April 2008.3149323112334357
[Expand]Cadwyn Housing Association1936552161873
[Expand]Cardiff Community Housing Association2831594192382
[Expand]Cardiff YMCA Housing Association0000000
[Expand]Care and Repair in PowysDoes not own stock..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Cartrefi ConwyNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Conwy council, September 2008.1012313313031164
[Expand]Adra (Housing) LtdNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Gwynedd council in April 2010.64177241291039280
[Expand]Castle Housing Association (Wales)Merged with Family Housing Association (Wales) in 2016..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Charter Housing AssociationPart of the Pobl Group.36165212314395
[Expand]Clwyd Alyn Housing AssociationPart of the Pennaf Group.1650165303168
[Expand]Coastal Housing GroupCymdeithas Tai Dewi Sant and Swansea HA merged to form Coastal Housing group in April 2008.21421235396099334
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai CantrefMerged with Wales and West Housing in September 2016..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Grwp CynefinFormed from the merger of Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd and Cymdeithas Tai Eryri in April 2014. Previously known as Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd.33508372128111
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai Cymdogaeth Gwalia.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Cymdeithas Tai EryriMerged with Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd to become Grwp Cynefin in April 2014..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Stori Cymru2802810129
[Expand]Cynon Taf Housing AssociationMerged with Pontypridd and District to become Cynon Taf Community Housing in January 2008..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Cynon-Taf Community Housing GroupFormed from the merger of Cynon Taf and Pontypridd and District in January 2008.716230212144
[Expand]Dewi Sant Housing AssociationMerged with Swansea HA to form Coastal Housing Group in April 2008..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Eastern Valley Housing AssociationMerged with Gwerin to form Melin Homes on 01 April 2007..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Fairlake Living1) Name changed from \'Gwent Homes\' to \'Fairlake Living\' in January 2011. 2) Part of the Seren Group..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Fairlake PropertiesPart of the Seren Group..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Caredig9820118111728146
[Expand]First Choice Housing Association800801134117197
[Expand]Gofal a Chymorth Gwalia1) Name changed from \'Trothwy\' to \'Gofal a Chymorth Gwalia\' in 2010-11. 2) Part of the Gwalia Group..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Gwalia Rest Bay (Co-Ownership Equity Sharing) Housing Association0000000
[Expand]Gwalia Housing GroupPart of the Pobl Group.9077167394786253
[Expand]Gwerin (Cymru) Housing AssociationMerged with Eastern Valley to form Melin Homes on 01 April 2007..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Gwynfyd Housing Co-Operative1010001
[Expand]Hafod Care Housing AssociationPart of the Hendre Group.7070007
[Expand]Hafod Housing AssociationPart of the Hendre Group.1531808826
[Expand]Linc CymruName changed from \'Glamorgan and Gwent\' to \'Linc Cymru\' in April 2006.13810148193554202
[Expand]Melin HomesMelin Homes was created by the merger of Eastern Valley and Gwerin on 01 April 2007.4604680854
[Expand]Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association137614306969212
[Expand]Merthyr Valleys HomesNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Merthyr Tydfil council in March 2009.2986115167122
[Expand]Mid Wales Housing Association1611705522
[Expand]Monmouthshire HousingNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Monmouthshire council in January 2008.801762561289101357
[Expand]Newport City HomesNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Newport council in March 2009.3024734938214252601
[Expand]Derwen1) Name changed from Newport Housing Trust to Derwen in April 2014. 2) Part of Pobl group1301300013
[Expand]Newtown Housing AssociationMerged with Newydd in 2005..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Newydd Housing Association1) Absorbed Newtown Housing Association in 2005. 2) Part of the Cadarn Group.802510543034139
[Expand]North Wales Housing Association3213314538
[Expand]Tai TarianNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Neath Port Talbot council in March 2011.2741729123131154445
[Expand]West Wales Care & Repair1) Does not own stock.  2) Name change from \'Pembrokeshire Care And Repair 2000\' to \'West Wales Care and repair\' in November 2015..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Mill Bay Homes LtdDoes not own stock..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Ateb Group6162204426
[Expand]Pennant Housing AssociationNamed changed from \'Swansea Hillside\' to \'Pennant\' in 2009-10..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Polish Housing Society60690915
[Expand]Pontypridd and District Housing AssociationMerged with Cynon Taf to become Cynon Taf Community Housing in January 2008..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]TrivallisNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Rhondda Cynon Taf council in December 2007. Previously named RCT Homes.16227944153236289730
[Expand]Reach Supported Living1) Does not own stock. 2) Part of the Pobl Group..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Rhondda Housing AssociationPart of the Hendre Group.2240622262890
[Expand]St David's Diocesan Housing Association0110001
[Expand]Seren GroupDe-registered in 2016..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Solas Cymru1) Does not own stock. 2) Part of the Pobl Group..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Soroptimist Housing Association (Carmarthen)3030003
[Expand]Soroptimist Housing Association (Tenby and District)Merged with Pembrokeshire HA in 2007-08..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Swansea Housing AssociationMerged with Cymdeithas Tai Dewi Sant to form Coastal Housing Group in April 2008..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Taff Housing Association410141303145
[Expand]Tai Calon Community HousingNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Blaenau Gwent council in July 2010.74108431440471555
[Expand]Barcud CyfyngedigNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Ceredigion council in December 2009.7678362891
[Expand]Ty Glas Housing Society1) Does not own stock. 2) Part of the Pennaf Group.1010001
[Expand]United Welsh Housing Association19420214221840254
[Expand]Valleys to Coast HousingNew RSL created by the stock transfer from Bridgend council in September 2003.6317123448589323
[Expand]Wales and West Housing31088398296493491
[Expand]Young Womens' Housing AssociationDe-registered..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Pobl LivingName changed from \'Seren Living\' to \'Pobl Living\' in February 2017.0000000
[Expand]Pobl GroupFormed from the merger of Gwalia and Pobl Living.7629136710288298665

Metadata

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).

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

Statistical quality

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

Keywords

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