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Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Count, January 2012
Statistics on Gypsy and Traveller caravans in Wales on both authorised and unauthorised sites are based on survey data (not a sample survey) collected by local authorities on 19 January 2012. The latest release updates the statistics previously released in September 2011.
The count is used to inform the evidence base when assessing bids from local authorities for the Gypsy and Traveller New Sites Grant and Gypsy and Traveller Refurbishment Grant. The commencement of section 225 of the Housing Act 2004 in December 2007 also requires local authorities to carry out an assessment of the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers as part of the review of housing needs in their area.
The key points from the latest release are:
- There were 774 Gypsy and Traveller caravans reported in the 20 local authorities that responded to the survey in Wales on January 19 2012.
- In the 20 local authorities that responded there were 71 sites across Wales. The number of caravans ranged from 1 to 97 on each site.
- For the 19 authorities that participated in both January 2011 and January 2012 count, the number of caravans on authorised sites has increased by 5 per cent (35 caravans) since the January 2011 count. This increase is largely due to the increase in caravans on local authority sites in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea.
- There were 44 caravans on unauthorised sites on land owned by Gypsies and Travellers, accounting for 6 per cent of all caravans in the 20 responding authorities.
- A further 60 caravans (8 per cent of all caravans) were on unauthorised sites not owned by Gypsies.
Gypsy sites provided by local authorities:
- There were 351 pitches on Gypsy and Traveller sites provided by local authorities in Wales on 19 January 2012.
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September 2012 (provisional - to be confirmed on the 'Due Out Soon' page)