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Housing intelligence

This page provides key facts, figures and evidence about the housing market in Cornwall.

Key Figures

  • Average House Price in Cornwall: £300,974. (UK house price index, January 2024)
  • Households on Cornwall Homechoice social and affordable housing register: 27,407. (Snapshot 18th March 2024)
  • Second Homes: 13,140. (Council Taxbase Statistics, October 2023)
  • Number of Long Term Empty Properties: 2,610. (Cornwall Council Revenues and Assessments, April 2023)

Second home ownership

The following report summarises statistics and data about second home ownership in Cornwall:

The second home ownership report

Empty Homes

This report details the number of empty homes in Cornwall. It also covers trends in empty homes:

Empty homes report

Gypsy and Travellers (G&T)

The G&T report covers Gypsy and Traveller information, including:

  • Percentage of people identifying as G&T
  • The different G&T accommodation types

Gypsy and Travellers report

Unauthorised Encampments

The following report covers information about Cornwall’s unauthorised encampments:

Unauthorised encampments report

Social Housing in Cornwall

An overview report, including:

  • the Homechoice partnership
  • social and affordable housing lettings in 2019/20

Social housing in Cornwall

Social and Affordable Housing Data for Parishes

The following report includes:

  • Homechoice households with a local connection by bedrooms required
  • How many social and affordable homes in each parish by bedrooms
  • Estimated percent of social and affordable housing in each parish
  • Total number of lettings through Cornwall Homechoice each year

Housing data for parishes in Cornwall

House Prices and Affordability

ONS Profile: Housing Prices in Cornwall. 
This tool comes from the Office for National Statistics. It shows how average house prices and rents are changing in Cornwall for sales and private rented. 

ONS Profile: Housing Prices in Cornwall

The following report gives a summary of the main indicators of house prices. It also covers and private rental affordability.

House prices and affordability report

Park Homes

The park homes report outlines the number of park homes sites across the county:

Park homes report

Decent Homes

This report details the number and type of property hazards within Cornwall.

Decent homes report


The following report details the number of overcrowded homes in Cornwall by tenure and location. It compares Cornwall with other local authority areas.

Overcrowding report


This report shows Information on housing and where there are 2 or more bedrooms than required by the household. It also includes the impact on benefits and perceptions of under-occupancy.

Under-occupancy report

Energy performance certificates

The following report covers information about Cornwall’s energy efficiency in residential properties. It also looks at the impacts of poor energy efficiency and the work taking place to improve it.

Energy Performance Certificate report

Caravans and temporary structures

This report gives a summary of the number of such structures across Cornwall and their associated risks.

Caravans and temporary structures report

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