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Pensioners

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of pensioners in each district authority area in Wales were in (a) sheltered housing and (b) residential care in each year since 1987.

The proportions of persons aged 65 and over living in residential care homes in each year since 1987 are shown in the table. Data at district level are not readily available. Information on the numbers living in sheltered housing is not held centrally.

£000
Merthyr Tydfil4,285
Ogwr6,742
Rhondda9,163
Rhymney6,103
Taff Ely3,879
Brecknock2,389
Montgomeryshire4,773
Radnorshire1,997
Cardiff23,820
Vale of Glamorgan4,681
Port Talbot3,796
Lliw Valley3,728
Neath3,974
Swansea9,848
Total177,295
1 Local authorities' April forecast of expenditure. Includes discretionary and mandatory renovation grants.