Number of housing units owned or partly owned and managed by all social landlords as at 31 March 2019.
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 include social and other types of housing.
- There continued to be a slight increase (1%) in social housing in Wales. There were 231,413 social housing units at 31 March 2019 compared with 230,017(r) a year earlier.
- Of these 231,413 social housing units, RSLs owned 62% and local authorities owned the remaining 38%.
- At 31 March 2019, a further 15,508 other housing units were owned or partly owned by social landlords. Of these 99% were owned by RSLs.
(r) 2017-18 data has been revised since previously published.
- The average weekly rents set by local authorities at 1 April 2019 for 2019-20 for all self-contained social housing was £92.26. All self-contained social housing includes general needs, sheltered, other supported and extra care housing. This is an increase of 3% compared to the previous year.
- The corresponding average weekly rent set by RSLs for 2019-20 was £93.77. This is also an increase of 3% compared to the previous year.
- The gap between local authority and RSL average weekly rent levels for 2019-20 was the smallest recorded to date at just £1.51.
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