The national statistics on house building (new build) starts and completions, seasonally adjusted, are released every 3 months.
The quarterly publication consists of a report and a set of accompanying excel data tables detailing key high level changes since the previous quarter. The tables and report are together known as the statistical release and are always listed at the top, with the most recent first.
The new data published in the release are also incorporated into the detailed data tables (known as ‘live tables’) which provide further breakdowns, including house building statistics for local authorities. There are also tables with data on house building going back further in time than the tables forming part of the release.
The live tables also incorporate revisions if improved information is provided at a later date and will always contain the latest data, whereas previous statistical releases are not revised in the light of new data, but left as they were at publication.
Local authorities compiling this data or other interested parties may wish to see notes and definitions for house building, which includes P2 guidance notes.
DCLG are interested in understanding more about how our housing statistics and data are used and the decisions they inform. This is important for us so we can provide a high quality service which meets users’ needs.