Statistical count of the number of caravans on both authorised and unauthorised sites across England. The count takes place every January and July.
With effect from July 2013, the department has renamed the ‘Gypsy and Traveller caravan count’ as the ‘Traveller caravan count.’ This does not reflect any changes to the coverage of the count but brings its title into line with the terminology used for planning policy purposes. It is also consistent with the fact that its scope is wider than caravans lived in by ethnic Gypsies and Travellers, but also includes non-traditional travellers.
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