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An overview of different data sources relevant to second homes and holiday homes.

There is no single source of data specifically aimed at understanding second home ownership. However, a range of data sources collated for a variety of purposes, and for different time periods, are able to provide some information about second homes and holiday homes. These include Census 2021, Council Tax data, Land Transaction Tax data and Non-Domestic Rates data. This article provides an overview of these sources – the definitions used, strengths, limitations, data availability, and highlights some of the differences between the sources. It also highlights the key points for the latest time period for each of the sources (this differs between sources).


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