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Council Tax

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many second homes there were in each council tax band in each region in England in each year from 1997 to 2008. (269502)

Details of the number of second homes in each council tax band in each region in England since 2004 are given in the following table. Information for previous years is not available. The data are a snapshot taken in the autumn of each year and are as reported to Communities and Local Government by all billing authorities in England on their annual council tax base (CTB) returns.

Bands

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Total

1 November 2004

North East

2,661

1,116

1,041

696

372

170

112

21

6,189

North West

5,299

3,097

3,273

2,292

1,527

877

734

89

17,188

Yorkshire and the Humber

4,778

3,047

2,911

1,988

1,204

463

297

48

14,736

East Midlands

4,163

1,908

1,626

1,050

504

322

249

37

9,859

West Midlands

3,070

1,759

1,409

988

727

400

327

72

8,752

East of England

7,664

5,312

5,753

3,762

2,352

1,351

1,104

165

27,463

London

1,135

4,241

9,280

9,365

8,328

6,537

8,851

4,736

52,473

South East

6,797

6,516

9,033

7,146

5,040

3,232

3,411

954

42,129

South West

9,819

8,590

9,813

8,447

6,394

3,680

3,103

551

50,397

10 October 2005

North East

3,221

1,238

1,204

791

418

178

119

19

7,188

North West

5,674

3,376

3,462

2,398

1,611

955

730

89

18,295

Yorkshire and the Humber

5,367

3,353

3,189

2,205

1,281

496

330

46

16,267

East Midlands

4,041

1,940

1,725

1,038

563

331

277

53

9,968

West Midlands

6,064

3,151

2,153

1,410

1,038

499

385

74

14,774

East of England

8,191

5,242

5,797

3,816

2,373

1,416

1,159

187

28,181

London

1,156

3,997

8,924

8,861

7,982

6,074

8,330

4,496

49,820

South East

6,849

6,294

8,713

7,382

5,079

3,113

3,235

923

41,588

South West

9,493

8,607

9,937

8,498

6,471

3,624

3,065

555

50,250

9 October 2006

North East

3,279

1,315

1,262

783

430

184

127

19

7,399

North West

5,459

3,385

3,589

2,477

1,632

971

775

97

18,385

Yorkshire and the Humber

5,380

3,471

3,325

2,196

1,305

537

325

46

16,585

East Midlands

3,973

2,140

1,823

1,102

554

320

281

59

10,252

West Midlands

6,247

3,390

2,414

1,640

1,122

546

409

88

15,856

East of England

8,212

5,343

5,895

3,830

2,385

1,414

1,159

195

28,433

London

1,233

4,253

9,316

9,063

7,992

5,972

7,868

4,284

49,981

South East

6,915

6,376

8,745

7,326

5,160

3,144

3,137

931

41,734

South West

9,821

8,871

10,170

8,708

6,537

3,686

3,080

586

51,459

8 October 2007

North East

3,167

1,305

1,275

811

429

191

120

22

7,320

North West

5,326

3,660

3,837

2,660

1,725

1,031

788

104

19,131

Yorkshire and the Humber

5,607

3,659

3,417

2,276

1,321

563

328

48

17,219

East Midlands

3,971

2,185

1,832

1,093

551

333

280

60

10,305

West Midlands

5,739

3,706

2,566

1,513

1,081

510

413

87

15,615

East of England

8,123

5,326

5,996

3,858

2,421

1,416

1,161

193

28,494

London

1,264

4,132

8,846

8,808

7,763

5,707

7,209

3,993

47,722

South East

6,839

6,383

8,895

7,444

5,253

3,177

3,138

948

42,077

South West

9,415

8,728

10,145

8,848

6,538

3,646

3,141

592

51,053

6 October 2008

North East

3,225

1,384

1,322

832

477

215

141

22

7,618

North West

5,767

3,968

4,121

2,900

1,852

1,059

804

106

20,577

Yorkshire and the Humber

5,877

3,978

3,643

2,360

1,353

582

337

44

18,174

East Midlands

3,881

2,194

1,850

1,177

603

339

283

59

10,386

West Midlands

5,771

3,885

2,667

1,636

1,134

522

401

79

16,095

East of England

7,986

5,375

6,012

3,929

2,533

1,492

1,171

197

28,695

London

1,325

4,189

8,837

8,860

7,835

5,666

7,209

3,928

47,849

South East

8,749

6,399

8,996

7,540

5,387

3,253

3,255

979

44,558

South West

9,321

8,790

10,204

8,915

6,643

3,779

3,175

605

51,432

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many chargeable dwellings in each council tax band there were in each region in each year from 1997 to 2008. (269503)

Details of how many chargeable dwellings in each council tax band there were in each region in each year from 1997 to 2008 are shown in the following table. The data are a snapshot taken in the autumn of each year and are as reported to Communities and Local Government by all billing authorities in England on their annual council tax base (CTB) returns.

Numbers of chargeable dwellings in each council tax band for England, but only at an all England total level, are published by the Department in statistical releases, most recently on 26 November 2008, and in the annual publication ‘Local Government Financial Statistics’.

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

Total

3 Nov 1997

North East

643,320

150,105

148,150

70,694

34,751

15,904

9,074

978

1,072,976

Northwest

1,250,413

531,964

489,673

265,402

149,441

74,112

51,491

5,033

2,817,529

Yorkshire and the Humber

957,203

398,112

331,569

167,896

104,013

50,245

30,161

2,480

2,041,679

East Midlands

661,857

382,774

303,997

166,851

93,681

44,902

27,420

2,396

1,683,878

West Midlands

693,484

533,196

407,559

221,355

135,103

72,913

44,452

4,314

2,112,376

East of England

308,973

468,062

587,394

375,910

223,799

119,720

82,455

9,434

2,175,747

London

99,663

396,249

794,043

755,314

454,595

220,519

180,911

46,860

2,948,154

South East

268,492

527,829

839,359

644,487

431,715

256,957

207,112

27,155

3,203,106

South West

346,213

507,392

478,489

319,604

209,978

106,429

63,987

5,865

2,037,957

3 Nov 1998

North East

642,130

150,072

149,472

72,289

35,566

16,167

9,247

1,019

1,075,962

North West

1,251,929

534,893

492,203

268,428

152,468

75,294

52,015

5,076

2,832,306

Yorkshire and the Humber

955,819

400,337

333,824

170,687

106,085

51,338

30,604

2,518

2,051,212

East Midlands

664,304

385,230

306,290

170,094

96,196

46,134

27,853

2,439

1,698,540

West Midlands

695,245

535,583

409,645

223,866

137,510

74,336

45,335

4,370

2,125,890

East of England

311,895

470,380

591,095

380,063

227,426

122,088

83,855

9,578

2,196,380

London

99,898

399,541

797,675

759,098

456,573

222,216

182,861

47,565

2,965,427

South East

271,015

531,573

843,715

649,088

436,184

260,392

210,047

27,551

3,229,565

Southwest

349,852

510,573

481,321

323,165

214,203

108,376

64,728

5,935

2,058,153

3 Nov 1999

North East

639,023

150,718

150,904

74,063

36,637

16,508

9,411

1,027

1,078,291

North West

1,252,849

538,633

495,747

272,237

155,700

76,755

52,726

5,158

2,849,805

Yorkshire and the Humber

954,716

402,689

336,028

173,869

108,770

52,562

31,122

2,573

2,062,329

East Midlands

666,867

387,752

308,713

173,482

99,188

47,623

28,449

2,458

1,714,532

West Midlands

694,748

538,693

412,393

226,690

140,267

76,058

46,235

4,451

2,139,535

East of England

314,029

472,670

594,105

383,948

230,976

124,608

85,503

9,791

2,215,630

London

99,822

403,437

800,302

763,560

458,530

224,683

184,624

48,467

2,983,425

South East

273,059

534,023

847,352

653,850

440,279

264,115

212,813

27,950

3,253,441

South West

352,418

512,905

484,904

327,053

217,863

110,300

65,677

6,020

2,077,140

1 Nov 2000

North East

642,988

152,230

152,632

76,352

37,765

16,833

9,639

1,031

1,089,470

North West

1,267,869

543,069

499,671

276,183

159,247

78,605

53,863

5,270

2,883,777

Yorkshire and the Humber

959,073

405,337

339,040

177,965

111,960

54,200

31,944

2,675

2,082,194

East Midlands

672,131

391,759

310,703

177,005

102,310

49,246

29,244

2,490

1,734,888

West Midlands

698,557

541,822

415,384

229,974

143,387

77,892

47,470

4,603

2,159,089

East of England

318,408

476,872

598,660

389,136

234,349

127,024

86,991

10,046

2,241,486

London

102,759

406,922

804,719

768,933

462,610

228,074

187,070

49,702

3,010,789

South East

277,204

537,514

852,739

659,164

444,525

267,773

216,085

28,449

3,283,453

South West

356,792

516,509

488,900

330,922

222,221

112,315

66,834

6,105

2,100,598

1 Nov 2001

North East

640,555

152,622

154,073

78,328

39,079

17,151

9,967

1,050

1,092,825

North West

1,262,039

545,560

502,403

279,428

162,976

80,228

54,717

5,315

2,892,666

Yorkshire and the Humber

957,100

407,530

341,342

182,037

115,299

55,683

32,820

2,726

2,094,537

East Midlands

676,053

394,126

313,497

180,544

105,607

50,780

30,041

2,538

1,753,186

West Midlands

697,713

543,614

417,443

232,745

145,975

79,451

48,439

4,711

2,170,091

East of England

320,443

479,398

601,712

392,594

237,562

129,072

88,384

10,213

2,259,378

London

102,493

408,413

807,709

773,498

466,479

230,640

189,012

50,421

3,028,665

South East

278,908

539,435

856,349

663,625

448,620

270,574

218,552

28,775

3,304,838

South West

359,736

519,985

492,367

334,555

225,712

114,104

67,700

6,170

2,120,329

1 Nov 2002

North East London

638,449

153,658

155,272

80,258

40,271

17,617

10,254

1,070

1,096,849

North West

1,260,057

548,719

505,452

283,133

166,609

81,646

55,735

5,462

2,906,813

Yorkshire and the Humber

956,417

409,505

343,719

185,535

118,565

57,150

33,525

2,792

2,107,208

East Midlands

676,573

396,177

316,302

183,716

108,707

52,392

30,840

2,578

1,767,285

West Midlands

697,269

546,602

420,415

236,018

149,042

81,319

49,450

4,740

2,184,855

East of England

321,675

481,420

604,936

396,891

240,864

131,599

89,740

10,406

2,277,531

London

101,830

410,338

812,695

778,663

469,813

233,049

190,424

51,035

3,047,847

South East

279,835

542,597

861,170

668,722

452,888

273,676

220,894

29,208

3,328,990

South West

361,351

522,925

495,692

338,112

228,809

115,987

68,520

6,254

2,137,650

3 Nov 2003

North East

638,476

154,253

156,193

81,769

41,264

18,078

10,489

1,067

1,101,589

North West

1,260,433

552,435

508,912

287,413

169,563

82,908

56,703

5,542

2,923,909

Yorkshire and the Humber

956,015

411,557

345,459

189,173

121,171

58,038

33,983

2,823

2,118,219

East Midlands

679,912

397,581

318,872

187,210

111,098

53,657

31,314

2,623

1,782,267

West Midlands

698,976

548,618

422,615

239,396

151,545

82,619

50,287

4,790

2,198,846

East of England

322,972

483,885

607,580

401,016

244,093

133,231

90,951

10,505

2,294,233

London

102,278

412,658

817,281

783,347

472,513

235,496

191,969

51,641

3,067,183

South East

281,481

545,939

865,094

673,561

455,931

276,122

222,397

29,590

3,350,115

South West

364,349

525,884

498,945

341,817

230,885

117,532

68,878

6,280

2,154,570

1 Nov 2004

North East

636,777

155,272

157,213

83,398

42,297

18,457

10,677

1,087

1,105,178

North West

1,257,266

556,992

512,713

291,900

172,407

83,966

57,361

5,639

2,938,244

Yorkshire and the Humber

956,778

414,827

348,671

193,265

123,109

58,977

34,476

2,820

2,132,923

East Midlands

682,896

400,625

322,179

190,847

113,177

54,841

31,762

2,668

1,798,995

West Midlands

698,950

551,918

425,498

242,350

153,602

83,651

51,035

4,807

2,211,811

East of England

324,269

486,517

611,663

405,720

247,419

134,906

91,716

10,613

2,312,823

London

101,358

413,781

822,322

787,709

475,586

236,983

192,703

52,062

3,082,504

South East

281,744

549,690

870,304

679,986

459,170

278,502

224,026

29,923

3,373,345

South West

366,459

529,753

503,191

345,433

233,257

118,978

69,336

6,359

2,172,766

10 Oct 2005

North East

634,129

156,349

158,402

84,778

43,215

18,800

10,886

1,109

1,107,668

North West

1,254,347

561,954

515,601

295,454

173,968

84,877

57,864

5,705

2,949,770

Yorkshire and the Humber

958,244

417,874

351,499

196,221

124,541

59,610

34,783

2,844

2,145,616

East Midlands

685,552

402,936

325,204

193,365

114,872

55,789

32,158

2,671

1,812,547

West Midlands

700,260

555,330

428,103

245,147

154,999

84,364

51,533

4,864

2,224,600

East of England

327,129

489,843

616,137

409,404

249,765

136,238

92,445

10,783

2,331,744

London

102,532

416,823

830,604

793,973

478,914

238,947

193,653

52,598

3,108,044

South East

285,267

553,001

876,949

685,906

462,406

280,440

225,149

30,163

3,399,281

South West

368,870

532,582

506,523

348,088

235,104

119,964

69,752

6,403

2,187,286

9 Oct 2006

North East

632,961

158,976

160,182

85,965

44,064

19,159

11,081

1,131

1,113,519

North West

1,255,835

569,290

520,222

299,247

175,927

85,819

58,287

5,792

2,970,419

Yorkshire and the Humber

958,349

421,400

355,550

199,251

126,030

60,450

35,178

2,870

2,159,078

East Midlands

688,108

406,786

328,616

196,019

116,395

56,686

32,510

2,678

1,827,798

West Midlands

701,781

560,082

431,911

248,081

156,546

85,128

52,063

4,920

2,240,512

East of England

329,921

494,319

620,889

413,944

252,314

137,569

93,475

10,952

2,353,383

London

103,689

420,576

838,414

801,104

481,844

240,976

194,630

53,218

3,134,451

South East

287,938

559,505

885,158

692,453

466,099

282,466

226,670

30,516

3,430,805

South West

373,075

537,894

511,618

351,508

237,375

120,974

70,091

6,503

2,209,038

8 Oct 2007

North East

632,818

161,789

161,857

87,415

44,627

19,460

11,237

1,153

1,120,356

North West

1,256,151

577,480

525,575

303,378

177,357

86,606

58,421

5,879

2,990,847

Yorkshire and the Number

957,629

426,086

359,033

201,990

127,215

61,133

35,360

2,897

2,171,343

East Midlands

692,315

411,573

333,043

198,676

117,779

57,274

32,815

2,696

1,846,171

West Midlands

703,364

564,508

435,558

250,299

157,990

85,546

52,409

4,941

2,254,615

East of England

333,156

501,053

627,039

418,635

255,285

138,999

94,351

11,145

2,379,663

London

105,114

424,253

848,734

807,723

484,579

242,674

194,779

53,655

3,161,511

South East

292,255

567,195

894,039

699,785

468,902

284,584

227,535

30,920

3,465,215

South West

378,907

544,380

516,405

355,170

239,242

121,845

70,374

6,565

2,232,888

6 Oct 2008

North East

631,311

164,191

163,628

88,801

45,203

19,681

11,355

1,179

1,125,349

North West

1,257,746

586,683

529,579

306,230

178,223

87,091

58,548

5,987

3,010,087

Yorkshire and the Humber

962,094

432,791

363,736

204,986

128,453

61,829

35,596

2,962

2,192,447

East Midlands

697,725

417,325

336,626

201,260

118,935

57,880

33,052

2,713

1,865,516

West Midlands

703,807

569,909

439,121

252,297

159,351

86,235

52,697

4,981

2,268,398

East of England

336,033

508,049

632,710

422,724

257,393

140,006

94,841

11,393

2,403,149

London

105,677

428,235

860,363

816,303

487,682

243,822

195,240

54,142

3,191,464

South East

297,754

575,802

903,921

706,279

471,469

285,858

228,545

31,327

3,500,955

South West

385,144

551,064

521,628

359,108

241,176

122,673

70,793

6,671

2,258,257