Top 5 facts and figures

View more key facts…


There are currently an estimated 118,900 properties in Plymouth (Valuation Office Agency 2017). When compared to the national average, the city has less detached houses and more terraced houses and flats. It also has smaller homes and less large properties (4+ bedrooms) than average. In comparison to the UK and much of the South West, Plymouth has relatively low levels of owner occupancy and higher levels of private and social renting. More information on housing and the future housing needs of the city can be found in the Plymouth Report.

The Plymouth Plan is Plymouth’s single, integrated strategic plan owned by Plymouth City Council and its partners. This is shortly to be integrated with the Joint Local Plan, a joint plan between Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon which looks at every aspect of how we want our cities, towns and villages to look and feel over the next 20 years.

Plan for homes

In 2016/2017 Plymouth City Council also…

brought 58 homes brought back into use
identified more than 100 self-build sites
received 2,000 planning applications

Plan for homes

Planning and development

Living and housing

Get in touch

We’re always on the lookout for potential investment opportunities in good ideas.

If you think you have a great idea that will improve the city or your community email

Keep up to date

Keep up to date with how the projects are progressing by following us on Twitter @plymccplanning #DATAPlay

Get involved

For more information on how to get involved with our DATA Play days email

Living and housing


Mayflower Stamps: A Mayflower treasure trail

Published 3 May 2019
The Mayflower Stamps project came out of DATA Play 6. Find out what’s happening with the project and the inspiration behind it…

Read more

Green spaces modelled in Minecraft

Published 24 April 2019
The Teats Hill Minecraft project was developed out of DATA Play 4. Read about the inspiration and outcomes of the project…

Read more

A menu design for smarter eating

Published 22 April 2019
The Smart Menu Project was a project that came out of DATA Play 5. Find out how the project came about and how it’s being used…

Read more

The Data Place... What’s happened since launching

Published 8 March 2019
The Data Place was developed out of the first DATA Play event. Find out how the project came about and how it’s being used…

Read more

DATA Play up for national planning awards

Published 15 February 2019
DATA Play has helped Plymouth City Council reach the final of the Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Excellence…

Read more

DATA Play 9 has arrived... playing with library data

Published 26 October 2018
DATA Play 9 was a great success with discussions around open data in libraries and reflection on past challenges…

Read more

DATA Play 9 - Libraries and city challenges

Published 4 September 2018
Join us on 26 October for DATA Play 9 to explore how data and technology can help libraries and city challenges…

Read more

Submissions for DATA Play 8 now closed

Published 27 November 2018
DATA Play 8 submissions are now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted their proposals…

Read more

Meet Emoti-OS the 'emotive' chatbot

Published 20 November 2018
Find out more about Emoti-OS developed out of DATA Play 6 to give students a voice and a way to express how they feel…

Read more

Submit your DATA Play 8 proposal or idea

Published 18 November 2017
Send your DATA Play 8 proposals before the 23 November to be within a chance of winning a budget to take it forward…

Read more