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Housing data and information

View housing data, including data on housing standards and our housing register

Data enquiries

We understand that there is a growing interest in housing information for the local borough.

We have provided some answers for frequently asked questions we have received.

For any other data enquires please see the Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations page for help on submitting a request. 

Homelessness

Homelessness data is provided to government for the national P1E’s. This data is provided by local governments and is used to monitor homelessness levels both locally and nationally. This data is provided on a quarterly basis and is published on the live tables on homelessness page on the GOV Website. All data is taken from the last day in the quarter.

You can find more information on homelessness and trends on the National Audit Office website.

Housing data

Please select the appropriate question from the drop down list and the data will be provided.

Financial

  Total Expenditure for Temporary Accommodation (NET COSTS)

YearNet Cost
2016/2017£7,931.27
2015/2016£10,104.53
2014/2015£13,749.58
2013/2014£6,146.73
2012/2013£3,938.71
2011/2012£10,171.53
2010/2011£12,983.47

  Total Expenditure for Temporary Accommodation (GROSS COSTS)

YearGross Cost
2016/2017£41,032.85
2015/2016£13,397.50
2014/2015£19,416.43
2013/2014£8,090.79
2012/2013£4,432.35
2011/2012£14,831.91
2010/2011£17,740.03

  Total Expenditure for B and B Accommodation (NET COSTS)

YearNet Cost
2016/2017£7,931.27
2015/2016Not available
2014/2015Not available
2013/2014£4,652.37
2012/2013£3,938.71
2011/2012£9,015.99
2010/2011£12,369.47

  Total Expenditure for B and B Accommodation (GROSS COSTS)

YearGross Cost
2016/2017£41,032.85
2015/2016£13,397.50
2014/2015£19,416.43
2013/2014£5,996.10
2012/2013£4,432.35
2011/2012£12,517.47
2010/2011£17,125.53

  The total amount of LA funding spent on supporting sanctuary schemes

YearAmount
2016/2017£0 (NIL recorded)
2015/2016£0 (NIL recorded)
2014/2015£0 (NIL recorded)
2013/2014£0 (NIL recorded)
2012/2013£358.06
2011/2012£862.69
2010/2011Not available

  The average amount of LA funding spent on adaptations to sanctuary scheme properties

YearAmount
2016/2017£0 (NIL recorded)
2015/2016£0 (NIL recorded)
2014/2015£0 (NIL recorded)
2013/2014£0 (NIL recorded)
2012/2013£358.06
2011/2012£431.35
2010/2011Not available

  The range of LA funding spent on adaptations to sanctuary scheme households

YearAmount
2016/2017£0 (NIL recorded)
2015/2016£0 (NIL recorded)
2014/2015£0 (NIL recorded)
2013/2014£0 (NIL recorded)
2012/2013£358.06 (Only one)
2011/2012£372.70-£489.99
2010/2011Not available

Homechoice

  How many people are on the Housing Register?

YearBandNumberPercentage
2016/2017High24017.4%
2015/2016High26516.2%
2014/2015High26510.7%
2013/2014High2589.8%
2012/2013High3596%
2011/2012High2844.8%
2010/2011High3055.8%
2016/2017Medium37226.8%
2015/2016Medium66126.4%
2014/2015Medium66127.5%
2013/2014Medium67125.5%
2012/2013Medium99216.6%
2011/2012Medium83314.1%
2010/2011Medium85516.2%
2016/2017Low77555.8%
2015/2016Low152457.4%
2014/2015Low152461.8%
2013/2014Low170164.7%
2012/2013Low462277.4%
2011/2012Low479181.1%
2010/2011Low411578%

  How many people are on the Housing Register by Household?

YearHouseholdNumber
2016/2017Family739
2015/2016Family786
2014/2015Family1,188
2013/2014Family1,332
2012/2013Family2,931
2011/2012Family2,857
2010/2011Family2,619
2016/2017Over 60353
2015/2016Over 60338
2014/2015Over 60490
2013/2014Over 60496
2012/2013Over 601,068
2011/2012Over 601,071
2010/2011Over 60999
2016/2017Single under 60295
2015/2016Single under 60490
2014/2015Single under 60788
2013/2014Single under 60802
2012/2013Single under 601,976
2011/2012Single under 601,980
2010/2011Single under 601,657

  How many wheelchair accessible homes were let to people without a need?

YearAmount
2016/20170
2015/20160
2014/20150
2013/20140
2012/20130
2011/20120
2010/20110

  How many wheelchair accessible homes were let to wheelchair users?

YearPercentage
2016/2017100%
2015/2016100%
2014/2015100%
2013/2014100%
2012/2013100%
2011/2012100%
2010/2011100%

  Number of cases agreed for emergency band or internal transfer

YearAmount
2016/2017 
2015/20169
2014/20153
2013/20145
2012/201312
2011/20129
2010/20117

  How many people were rehoused via West Norfolk Homechoice?

YearAmount
2016/2017716
2015/2016702
2014/2015669
2013/2014702
2012/2013632
2011/2012885
2010/2011741

Popular

  How are applicants assessed when they approach the council due to domestic violence?

  • Each case is assessed on its own merits.

  Do applicants fleeing domestic violence receive any priority for rehousing?

  • Each case is assessed on its own merits. No priority is automatically given because of domestic violence.

  How many households were part of a sanctuary scheme for domestic violence?

  • The Local Authority is a non-housing stock holder. This means we hold no data on this and in most cases, the referral is sent straight to the Housing Association who deal with the application and the Local Authority has no involvement.

  If a tenants has arrears due to the Spare Room subsidy (also know as the Bedroom Tax), are they intentionally homeless?

  • Any determination of intentionality would depend on the individual circumstances of a household. The Council would consider whether there is a deliberate refusal to pay when a household could afford the shortfall or whether a household could not reasonably pay their necessary living costs which includes housing
  • The Council would not fetter its discretion by having a blanket policy in place which determines a decision of intentional homelessness for households who are affected by the bedroom tax.

  Does the local authority operate or commission any supported housing?

  • No, we do not own or commission any accommodation.

  Does the Council provide any grants or is entered into any contracts with housing providers/associations?

  • No, the Borough Council does not provide any grants and is not contracted to provide any funds to housing associations or housing providers.

  Is priority given to people wishing to downsize their property due to the Spare Room subsidy (also know as the Bedroom Tax)?

  • Yes, additional priority is given to current tenants of RSL's who need to downside. Medium banding is awarded to tenants who are under-occupying by one bedroom. High Priority is awarded if the applicant is under-occupying by two or more bedrooms. Please see the Guide to West Norfolk Homechoice for more information.

  Has an housing needs assessment been carried out in response to the introduction of the Bedroom Tax?

  • Awaiting answer

Housing Standards

  List of current licensed residential caravans

  List of current licensed HMOs

  How many inspections were undertaken by Housing Standards officers?

YearAmount
2016/2017138
2015/2016222
2014/2015261
2013/2014192
2012/2013216
2011/2012171
2010/2011160

  How many notices were served by Housing Standards?

YearAmount
2016/201729
2015/201616
2014/201525
2013/201421
2012/201320
2011/201216
2010/201113

  How many complaints about illegal evictions have the Council received?

YearAmount
2016/201715
2015/201618
2014/201522
2013/201422
2012/201314
2011/201219
2010/201110