Skip to main content

Housing Statistics

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish an estimate of the number of homes in Wales owned by single persons living alone and aged (a) above the retirement age and (b) above 75 years ; and how many of these homes are classified as being (i) in good structural condition and (ii) unfit.

It is estimated that 57,000 persons above retirement age live alone in owner-occupied dwellings in Wales ; of these 22,000 are estimated to be over 75 years old. Information on the structural condition of these dwellings is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish an estimate of the number of homes in Wales owned by couples living by themselves where the husband is aged (a) 65 years and over and (b) 75 years and over ; and whether these homes are in good structural condition or unfit.

It is estimated that 49,000 couples in which the husband is aged over 65 live in owner-occupied dwellings in Wales; in 12,000 of these households the husband is aged over 75. Information on the structural condition of these dwellings is not available.