Collection

Local authority housing data

This collection brings together all documents relating to local authority housing data.

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 housing.statistics@communities.gov.uk 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.

2019 to 2020

2018 to 2019

2017 to 2018

2016 to 2017

2015 to 2016

2014 to 2015

2013 to 2014

2012 to 2013

2011 to 2012

2010 to 2011

2009 to 2010

Open data

Live tables

Published 3 October 2013
Last updated 31 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added Local authority housing statistics open data.

  2. Added: Completing local authority housing statistics 2019 to 2020: guidance notes and bulk upload

  3. Added Local authority housing statistics data returns for 2018 to 2019.

  4. Added Completing local authority housing statistics 2018 to 2019: guidance notes and bulk upload

  5. Added Local authority housing statistics: year ending March 2018.

  6. Added Local authority housing statistics: year ending March 2014.

  7. Added Completing local authority housing statistics 2013 to 2014: guidance notes

  8. Added Local authority housing statistics for England: 2012 to 2013

  9. First published.