asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing the projected change in the number of households and dwellings between 1976 and 1986 for each county in Wales.
Projected changes in the number of households between 1977 and 1986 are shown in the following table which also gives dwelling stock
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|County||1977||1986||Increase 1977–86||April 1977|
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of extra dwellings required for any increase in population by 1986; and what is his forecast for an increase in population.
The household population of Wales is projected to increase to 2,777,000 by 1986 and the number of potential households at that date is projected to be 1,052,000. The comparable figures for 1977 were 2,733,000 and 972,000.No estimate is available of the number of new dwellings that would have to be provided by 1986 to accommodate the total population in that year.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of (a) unfit and (b) empty dwellings in Wales; and what percentage of the local authorities' housing stock (i) unfit dwellings and (ii) empty dwellings represent.
In 1976, the last year for which a reliable estimate is available, there were approximately 100,000 unfit houses in Wales. Provisional results from the Welsh housing and dwelling survey carried out in 1978 and 1979 suggest that at the end of 1978 there were approximately 47,000 vacant dwellings in Wales.One per cent. of local authority housing was unfit and 1 per cent. was empty.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of houses is (a) owner-occupied and (b) rented out by local authorities; and what percentage of houses was built before 1915, between figures for 1977. Estimates of the dwelling stock in 1986 are not available.1915 and 1939, between 1940 and 1963 and between 1963 and 1980.
The latest information on the distribution of the Welsh housing stock by tenure and by date of construction is given in table 2·44 of the Digest of Welsh Statistics for 1979, a copy of which is available in the Library.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many dwellings were built by industrialised methods under tenders approved by his Department for the years 1975 and 1979; and what percentage this represents of all dwellings built under public sector tenders.
2,098 in 1975, representing 26·3 per cent. of all public sector dwellings and 26 in 1979 representing 0·8 per cent.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of unfit houses in Wales needs expenditure of (a) more than £500, (b) more than £1,500 and (c) more than £2,500.
In 1976, the last year for which reliable estimates are available, approximately 2 per cent. of unfit houses in Wales were adjudged to have repair costs of less than £250, 13 per cent. to have repair costs between £250 and £1,200 and 85 per cent. to have repair costs in excess of £1,200. (Prices at date of survey.)
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many dwellings were completed in the public and private sectors for the years 1970 to 1980.
Information for 1970 to 1979 is shown below. Figures for 1980 are not available.