Swansea Council

Council Tax and Business Rates

Swansea Council is a Unitary Authority in Wales. It contains approximately 112,101 residential properties subject to Council Tax, and approximately 7,409 commercial properties subject to Business Rates.

The most common Council Tax band in Swansea is B, and the median Council Tax band is C.

The average (mean) Council Tax value in Swansea is £1,347.41.

See these figures compared to other councils on our Council Tax Comparison page.

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Council Tax Bands

Band Amount Properties
Band A- £775 0
Band A £930 16,979
Band B £1,085 28,142
Band C £1,240 24,076
Band D £1,395 16,671
Band E £1,705 12,769
Band F £2,014 7,977
Band G £2,324 3,807
Band H £2,789 1,161
Band I £3,254 519

Business Rate Stats

Number of Rateable Premises 7,409
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £10,000 2,660
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £100,000 319
Number of premises with rateable value greater than £1,000,000 10
Highest Rateable Value £3,210,000
Average Rateable Value (Mean) £24,318
Median Rateable Value £6,300
Typical Rateable Value (Mode) £10,000

Business Rate Multipliers

Rating Band Values Up To Multiplier
Standard all values 48.6%

Statistical information (eg, number of properties per council tax band, average business rates) are a snapshot from the time when this data was last updated. New constuction, demolition, change of use and revaluing means that the number of properties continuously changes, and this takes time to feed through to the published data.

Although Swansea Council sends out the bills and collects the money, it is not responsible for the entire amount that you owe.

Council tax is levied by a variety of different bodies, including Fire authorities and Police authorities as well as the local councils. Not all of these will apply to every location, but there will usually be more than one authority which levies council tax.

Business rates are set centrally by national government, according to a formula based on the nominal rental value of a property. Local authorities have some discretion to allow Business Rate Relief under certain circumstances, but they cannot vary the basic level at which Business Rates are charged.

Postcodes in Swansea Council

Active geographic postcodes only. Non-geographic and "large user" codes are not listed here, as they do not have taxable addresses. For details of all postcodes in an area, see Check My Postcode.