Data and analysis
The latest Government data on vacant dwellings shows over 200,000 long-term (over six months) empty homes. The Government data is derived from individual local authority Council Taxbase data, which is a snapshot of the position in October each year. To view the data, including a breakdown at council level, please go to table 615 vacant dwellings at:
We advise reading the notes that come with the data before using the statistics.
At Empty Homes we will be producing a new edition of Empty Homes in England
in the summer of 2016 with our analyses of the latest data. Previous versions of that report can be found here: Empty homes in England