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Number of Gypsy and Traveller caravan's on authorised, unauthorised and local authority sites on 23 January 2020.

Main points

  • There were 1,092 Gypsy and Traveller caravans reported in Wales on 23 January 2020.
  • There were 136 sites across Wales.

Authorised sites   

  • Comparing the January 2019 and January 2020 counts, the number of caravans has increased by 6% (59 caravans) on authorised sites.

Unauthorised sites           

  • There were 63 caravans on unauthorised sites on land owned by Gypsies and Travellers, accounting for 6% of all caravans.
  • A further 57 caravans (5% of all caravans) were on unauthorised sites not owned by Gypsies and Travellers.
  • The number of Gypsy and Traveller caravans on unauthorised sites decreased by 12% from January 2019 to January 2020.

Gypsy and Traveller sites provided by local authorities

  • There were 405 pitches on Gypsy and Traveller sites provided by local authorities in Wales on 23 January 2020.


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