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Council Tax dwellings

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  • Release date: 15 January 2014
  • Period covered: 2014-15
  • Next update: 15 January 2015
An annual report which includes information on number of dwellings liable for council tax, banding, discounts and exemptions.

Key points

  • The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales for 2014-15 is 1,343,031, a rise of 0.4% over the previous year.  In tax raising terms, this total is equivalent to 1,202,122 band D dwellings. Vale of Glamorgan is showing the highest increase of band D equivalent dwellings at 0.8%.
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf has the highest number of band A properties (43,799). Blaenau Gwent has the highest proportion of dwellings in band A (59%), Monmouthshire has the lowest (1%).
  • Around a third of dwellings in Wales receive a 25% discount, generally due to being occupied by only one liable person.
  • There are 56,790 dwellings in Wales that are exempt from council tax. This represents 4.1% of all dwellings. The largest exempt category is empty and unfurnished at 19,764, followed by student dwellings at 14,182, with 5,604 dwellings being exempt as a result of being vacant on death.


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