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Eden's empty property statistics

Empty Homes in Context

Eden District Council has a population of 51,800 persons and a housing stock of 25,220. There are 392 houses registered with our Council Tax Department as having been empty for 6 months or more. This is some 1.6% of our housing stock.

Properties that have been empty for 6 months or more are classed as 'long term empty properties'. The counting of these properties provides a standard for nationwide comparison.

When viewing the figures below, please bear in mind

  • The statistics are based on information given to our Council Tax section
  • Some people do not register their empty properties with the Council and so it can be assumed that in reality the number of long term empty properties is higher.
  • In the main the empty property scene is fast moving but there are notorious houses that have been empty for a considerable number of years

Empty Homes Trends

There has been a steady increase in the number of empty homes since 2005. Our housing stock has been increasing during this period. As we have been building new homes more houses have been becoming empty. The table and graph below illustrates this.

Year Total stock Private sector
stock
% of
total stock
Long term
empty properties
% of
total stock

2004/2005

24289

22104

91.0

261

1.1

2005/2006

24443

22231

91.0

292

1.2

2006/2007

24627

22390

90.9

294

1.2

2007/2008

24842

22547

90.8

332

1.3

2008/2009

24939

22634

90.8

372

1.5

2009/2010

25008

22706

90.8

386

1.5

2010/2011

25060

 

 

396

1.6

Empty Homes Trends in Eden 2004-2011
See the steady rise in empty properties since 2004


Cumbria private rented sector (non RSL) properties vacant for more than 6 months

Of the 6 Local Authority Districts in Cumbria, Eden has the least number of empty homes. This is probably because we have the least housing stock. This graph allows a rough comparison of the number of long term properties and trends in Cumbria since 2004.

Private sector (non RSL) properties vacant for more thatn 6 months

Percentage of long term vacant properties nation wide

Eden has a lower percentage of empty homes compared to elsewhere in the northwest of England but not compared to the UK as a whole. This is based on the percentage of the housing stock that is empty.

Percentage long term vacant properties - nation wide

Empty properties by parish in Eden

In August 2010 we hit a high of having 427 empty properties in Eden. The graph below shows which parishes they are located in. You can see that most of the properties were concentrated in our largest villages and towns.

Parish Empties
Ainstable

4

Alston

39

Appleby

31

Asby

4

Askham

2

Bandleyside

2

Barton

2

Bolton

2

Brough

8

Brougham

1

Castle Sowerby

4

Catterlen

4

Cliburn

5

Clifton

2

Crackenthorpe

1

Crosby Garrett

4

Crosby Ravensworth

6

Culgaith

10

Dacre

9

Glassonby

4

Great Salkeld

4

Great Strickland

1

Greystoke

3

Hesket

22

Hunsonby

7

Hutton

4

Kaber

2

Kings Meaburn

2

Kirkby Stephen

24

Kirkby Thore

4

Kirkoswald

3

Langwathby

6

Lazonby

6

Long Marton

5

Lowther

7

Martindale

2

Matterdale

6

Milburn

2

Morland

3

Mungrisdale

3

Murton

6

Musgrave

2

Nateby

2

Newbiggin

2

Newby

1

Orton

6

Ousby

4

Patterdale

11

Penrith

66

Ravenstonedale

6

Shap

22

Skelton

4

Sockbridge and Tirril

3

Soulby

2

Stainmore

1

Tebay

7

Temple Sowerby

8

Threlkeld

6

Warcop

5

Wharton

1

Winton

1

Yanwath and Eamont Bridge

1

Total

427

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Empty properties by parish in Eden

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