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 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.