Housing is central to people’s lives and is important to both physical health and wellbeing. Delivering the right housing to meet the needs of Wiltshire residents involves making the best use of current housing assets, delivering new housing where needed and addressing the housing problems currently facing residents such as affordability, sustainability and suitability.
Wiltshire Council, together with its partners works continue to deliver good quality and affordable homes in areas where people want to work and live, which in turn is important to Wiltshire’s economic development and regeneration. Delivering the right accommodation in the right places helps people to sustain their accommodation for longer, resulting in less upheaval for families and is a positive factor in sustaining education and employment.
The following report provides comparative analysis of a range of key indicators relating to housing in Wiltshire and is intended as a resource to help identify local priorities at Community Area level. The report covers local rates of social housing, use of social and private housing stock, house prices and housing development. The data is designed to help communities to understand local issues and to develop community-led work to improve local outcomes.