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Council Tax dwellings

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  • Release date: 14 January 2016
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 18 January 2017
An annual report which includes information on number of dwellings liable for council tax, banding, discounts and exemptions.

Key points

  • The total number of dwellings liable for council tax in Wales for 2016-17, has risen by 8,037 or 0.6% over the previous year to 1,358,980. In tax-raising terms, this total is equivalent to 1,218,531 band D dwellings. Flintshire shows the highest increase of band D equivalent dwellings at 1.2%.
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf has the highest number of band A properties (43,880). Blaenau Gwent has the highest proportion of dwellings in band A (59%), Monmouthshire has the lowest (1%).
  • Around a third of dwellings in Wales receive a 25% discount, generally due to being occupied by only one person liable for council tax.
  • There are 56,909 dwellings in Wales that are exempt from council tax. This represents 4% of all dwellings. The largest exempt category is empty and unfurnished at 18,710, followed by student dwellings at 14,934, with 5,903 dwellings being exempt as a result of being vacant on death.


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