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.

The data is needed for many purposes including:

  • responding to parliamentary questions
  • informing policy development on housing issues
  • evaluating the quality and value for money of public services and public bodies

The data 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 to 2010 onwards. Data for previous financial years going back to 2001 to 2002 is available on the National Archives.

For data collected between 1976 to 1977 (when this data collection process began) and 2001 to 2002, please contact us directly at 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.

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

Live tables

  1. Live tables on dwelling stock (including vacants)
  2. Live tables on rents, lettings and tenancies
Published 3 October 2013
Last updated 15 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added Completing local authority housing statistics 2018 to 2019: guidance notes and bulk upload
  2. Added Local authority housing statistics: year ending March 2018.
  3. Added Local authority housing statistics: year ending March 2014.
  4. Added Completing local authority housing statistics 2013 to 2014: guidance notes
  5. Added Local authority housing statistics for England: 2012 to 2013
  6. First published.