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Estimates of the number of dwellings in Wales by tenure and for each local authority as at 31 March 2022.

Main points

  • There were an estimated 1,472,400 dwellings in Wales, an increase of 6% compared to 2012.
  • Owner-occupied stock has continued to increase in the past decade and accounted for 71% of all dwelling stock in March 2022 (p).
  • Privately rented stock has also increased in the past ten years and accounted for 13% of all dwelling stock at March 2022 (p).
  • Registered social landlord stock has continued to increase over the same time period and accounted for 10% of all dwelling stock at March 2022.
  • Local authority stock has remained fairly stable since 2016 and accounted for 6% of all dwelling stock at March 2022.
  • The proportion of dwelling stock accounted for by each tenure has remained almost constant since 2012. 

(p) Provisional (see release for details).

The release includes an Annex describing the methodology used for calculating the dwelling stock estimates on an annual basis, the difference between the estimate of dwellings for 31 March 2021 and the Census 2021 count at a Wales and local authority level, and the factors which may have impacted on the difference between the two sets of data.


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