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Estimates of the number of dwellings in Wales by tenure and for each local authority as at 31 March 2019.

Main points

  • The number of dwellings in Wales continues to grow steadily with an estimated 1.43 million dwellings at 31 March 2019, an increase of 5% over the last 10 years.
  • 70% of dwellings were owner occupied in 2019, this proportion has remained stable since 2012. 
  • The number of privately rented dwellings has risen in the last decade and accounted for 15% of all dwellings at 31 March 2019.
  • In 2019, the social sector accounted for 16% of all dwellings, a proportion that has remained stable over the past ten years.
  • 10% of all dwellings are owned by Registered Social Landlords and 6% by local authorities.


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