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Information on the number of dwellings demolished in Wales for April 2021 to March 2022.

The number of dwellings demolished annually can vary considerably from year to year. It will be dependent on the level of development and clearance work within each authority over the period [footnote 1].

Main points

  • In 2021-22, 100 dwellings were demolished across Wales, a 29% decrease on 2020-21.
  • In the 16 local authorities where demolitions were carried out, the highest numbers were in Caerphilly (26), Gwyneddd (17), Powys (12) and Flintshire (11).
  • 13 renewal area demolitions took place (11 in Flintshire and 2 in Torfaen), accounting for 13% of all demolitions [footnote 2].
  • Since 2016-17, no demolitions have been carried out on clearance areas in Wales [footnote 3].


[1] This information is used to calculate dwelling stock estimates for Wales.
[2] Area based housing renewal schemes enable local authorities to focus activity and investment on areas that combine a need for assistance with the potential for regeneration.
[3] Clearance areas are those where the houses are deemed unfit for human habitation or are dangerous or harmful to the health of the inhabitants. The local authority declares a clearance area when it is satisfied that the most suitable method of dealing with these conditions is the demolition of all the buildings in that area. 


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