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Estimates of the number of dwellings in Wales by tenure and for each local authority as at 31 March 2020.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some housing data collections which feed into these estimates were cancelled. These components have been estimated. This means that there is greater uncertainty surrounding the dwelling stock estimates for March 2020. Please see release for full details.

Main points

  • There were an estimated 1,437,600 dwellings in Wales, an increase of 5% compared to 2010.
  • Owner-occupied stock has continued to increase in the past decade and accounted for 70% of all dwelling stock in March 2020(p).
  • Privately rented stock has also increased in the past ten years and accounted for 14% of all dwelling stock at March 2020(p).
  • Registered social landlord stock has continued to increase over the same time period and accounted for 10% of all dwelling stock at March 2020.
  • Local authority stock has remained fairly stable since 2016 and accounted for 6% of all dwelling stock at March 2020.
  • The proportion of dwelling stock accounted for by each tenure has remained constant since 2012.

(p) provisional (see release for details).

Notice of revision

The tenure split of estimates for Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan (shown in Table 2 and Chart 3 of the report and also in the StatsWales tables) have been revised due to an error (now corrected).


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