Number of housing units owned or partly owned and managed by all social landlords as at 31 March 2018.
This is not the latest release in the series: Social landlord housing stock and rents
This includes the 11 local authorities who retain stock and all Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). It will cover social and non social housing.
- There continued to be a slight increase (1%) in social housing in Wales. There were 230,044 social housing units at 31 March 2018 compared with 228,805(r) a year earlier.
- Of these 230,044 social housing units, RSLs owned 62% and local authorities owned the remaining 38%.
- At 31 March 2018, a further 15,296 other non social housing units were owned or partly owned by social landlords. Of these 99% were owned by RSLs.
(r) 2016-17 data has been revised since previously published.
- The average weekly rents set by local authorities at 1 April 2018 for 2018-19 for all self-contained social housing (including general needs, sheltered, other supported and extra care housing) was £89.35. This is an increase of 6% compared to the previous year.
- The corresponding average weekly rent set by RSLs for 2018-19 was £91.16. This is an increase of 5% compared to the previous year.
- The gap between local authority and RSL average weekly rent levels has been generally closing in recent years.
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