Census data shows increase in number of Holiday homes in parts of Wales

June 2023 | Arfor, Featured

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The Office for National Statistics have published an assessment of the 2021 Census data that shows that the number of houses used as holiday homes has risen significantly in some parts of Wales.

Ynys Môn was the area with the biggest increase of holiday homes in Wales and England over the past decade. After adjusting the data to consider the size of the local population, Gwynedd and Ynys Môn saw the highest proportions of holiday home users travelling into the area, according to the report.

Wales was the area with the highest proportion of people using a second address as a holiday home compared to the local population, with a total of 36,370 holiday homes.

This comes a week after Gwynedd Council voted to continue with a plan to raise council tax for second home owners.

You can read the full report by the ONS here.

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