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Empty Property: Essex

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of properties in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point were vacant in each of the last five years.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Vacant dwellings as a proportion of all residential dwellings in Castle Point and Essex in each of the last five years are shown in the following table.

Castle Point Essex
1 November 2004 1.8 2.6
10 October 2005 2.0 2.8
9 October 2006 2.2 2.9
8 October 2007 2.4 2.8
6 October 2008 2.4 3.1

Data for Essex are the proportion of all dwellings in the individual billing authorities including Castle Point but excluding figures for Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock unitary authorities.

The data are as reported annually to Communities and Local Government on the CTB and CTB (Supplementary) forms that are completed by all billing authorities in England. The data relate to particular dates in the autumn of each year.

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