Collection

Land use change statistics

This collection brings together all documents relating to land use change statistics.

These statistics show the amounts and location of land changing use in England.

They provide a way of monitoring development such as changes to residential use. They also provide information on the percentage of new dwellings built on previously-developed land and non previously-developed land, the percentage of housing development in flood risk areas, on agricultural land and in the green belt and the density (dwellings per hectare) of new housing.

The methodology used to produce land use change statistics is changing. Guidance detailing these changes can be found in land use change statistics: methodology changes guidance.

In May 2019 we also published experimental statistics on land use in England, 2017.

Feedback

We have published a consultation paper on proposed changes to the department’s land use change statistics. Closing date for responses is 31 July 2019.

Publications

  1. Land use change statistics 2017 to 2018
  2. Land use change statistics 2016 to 2017
  3. Land use change statistics 2015 to 2016
  4. Land use change statistics 2014 to 2015
  5. Land use change statistics 2013 to 2014
  6. Land use change statistics: quality assurance assessment
  7. Land use change statistics: methodology changes guidance

Live tables

  1. Live tables on land use change statistics

Archived publications

  1. Land use change statistics in England: 2011
Published 10 November 2012
Last updated 31 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added land use change statistics 2017 to 2018.
  2. Land use change statistics 2016 to 2017 added.
  3. Added land use change statistics in England and live tables for2013 to 2014. Also added quality assurance assessment.
  4. Land use change statistics England: provisional estimates for 2011.
  5. First published.