Statistics at MHCLG

MHCLG publishes statistics relating to deprivation, housing and homelessness, local government finance, planning performance and land use.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) there will be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. The current disruption to the UK could affect the quality of some of our statistics, such as lower accuracy, or it could mean there is less detail available, such as fewer local and regional breakdowns. In some cases, the production of some data series may need to be suspended. Alternatively, we may find there are advantages to using other data sources.

Decisions will be made on a case by case basis, taking into account what information is currently relevant given the situation, with the 3 pillars of the Code of Practice for Statistics (Trustworthiness, Quality and Value) guiding our decisions. Giving everyone access to statistics at the same time remains a fundamental principle of the Code, but where this cannot be maintained we will be open and transparent about this and any other potential effects on our statistics. These decisions will be underpinned by the Office for Statistics Regulation’s guidance on changes to statistical outputs during the coronavirus outbreak. We will keep you informed as developments unfold. We remain committed to providing the best and most accurate information we can, serving the public good at a time when it is needed the most.

As the demand increases for statistics and data to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and as we take into account the challenges and additional pressures local authorities are facing, the Department has had to change its data gathering and release practices, focussing efforts on priority analysis and statistics. To date we have reviewed all data collections that have launched or are due to launch before the end of August. Our statement (PDF, 196KB, 6 pages) lists all statistical publications due for release during 2020-21 and sets out the decisions that have been made so far. We will continue to review upcoming data collections and will keep users updated of further changes.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) produce statistics in accordance with the statutory and other arrangements described in the guide to national and official statistics.

Latest statistical releases

The latest statistics releases and live tables published by MHCLG.

Forthcoming statistical releases

The planned publication dates over the coming year for all of MHCLG’s official statistics releases.

Statistical collections

Deprivation

Housing

Local government finance

Planning and land use

Ad hoc analyses and statistics

Additional statistical analyses that have not been previously included in any of our standard statistical releases.

Feedback

MHCLG are interested in understanding more about how our statistics and data are used and the decisions they inform. This is important for us so we can provide a high quality service which meets users’ needs.

Please send feedback on the following areas to the appropriate email address:

Archived statistics

This site contains statistics published since May 2010. Statistical releases published before May 2010 can be found on the National Archive.

Pre-release access to official statistics

The principles and rules governing UK government ministers and officials’ access to official statistics in their final form before publication are set out in The Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008. This order forms part of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics against which key statistics are assessed for compliance by the UK Statistics Authority.

Ministers and officials who have received pre-release access for briefing purposes to any of the official statistics released by MHCLG are identified in the pre-release access lists.

Corporate procedures and standards

In accordance with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice for Official Statistics, MHCLG follows the arrangements set out in the publications listed below.

Contact us

Please use the contact details on the specific publication for which you have a query.

For general statistics enquiries please email: enquiries.officialstatistics@communities.gov.uk