This collection shows the district-level data we collect annually from all local authorities under our main collection processes (local authority housing statistics (LAHS)). The data is considered essential for central and local governments to have an understanding of its housing situation and how policies affect it.
From 2018-19, and following a public consultation, the department has discontinued the statistical bulletin with commentary being moved to other publications. This is part of a move away from publication by source or data collection and towards a more thematic, consistent approach. Bringing statistics together in this way will provide users with an easier way to find the statistics on their topic of interest. The data will continue to be collected and published on this page.
The dataset is needed for many purposes including:
informing policy development on housing issues
evaluating the quality and value for money of public services and public bodies
responding to parliamentary questions
The dataset is also used in other statistical products and by other government departments. Some of the data provided through the form is used for grant or funding purposes. For example, data on new affordable housing is used in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s national statistics on supply of affordable housing and therefore to calculate the New Homes Bonus enhancement.
The data is also relevant to the formulation of local authority’s housing strategy and management of their housing stock and provides an important part of the evidence base for the local authority assessment of future housing requirements and for benchmarking and performance monitoring.
This site contains data from 2009-10 onwards. Data for previous financial years going back to 2001-02 is available on the National Archives.
For data collected between prior to 2001-02, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to check whether the data is available. We can advise you about which set is appropriate to use if you wish to make comparisons with recent years’ data.