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Count of Gypsy and Traveller Caravans – January 2013

  • The total number of Gypsy and Traveller caravans in England in January 2013 was almost 18,730, about 20 fewer than in January 2012.
  • Approximately 6,930 caravans were on authorised socially rented sites, an increase of about 130 since the January 2012 count.
  • The number of caravans on authorised privately-financed sites was just over 9,100, under ten more than in January 2012.
  • The number of caravans on unauthorised developments, on land owned by Gypsies and Travellers, was almost 1,840, approximately 50 below the number in January 2012.
  • The number of caravans on unauthorised encampments, on land not owned by Gypsies and Travellers, was almost 860, approximately 100 less than in January 2012.
  • Overall, the January 2013 count indicated that 86% of Gypsy and Traveller caravans in England were on authorised land and that 14% were on unauthorised land.

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