Statistics - national statistics

House building in England: July to September 2013

House building starts and completions statistics by tenure.


House building: September quarter 2013, England

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The latest national statistics on house building in England were released on 15 August 2013.

Statistics in this release present figures on new build housing starts and completions in England. Figures for the UK and constituent countries are also available in the accompanying tables.

The latest statistics report on the period April to June 2013 and update those previously released on 15 August 2013.

Key points from the latest release are:

  • seasonally adjusted house building starts in England are estimated at 32,230 in the September quarter 2013, 8% higher than the previous quarter
  • seasonally adjusted completions are estimated at 28,850 in the September quarter 2013, 5% higher than the previous quarter
  • private enterprise housing starts (seasonally adjusted) were 10% higher in the September quarter 2013 than the previous quarter, whilst starts by housing associations were 2% higher
  • seasonally adjusted private enterprise completions remained stable (0% change) and housing association completions increased by 31% from the previous quarter
  • seasonally adjusted starts are now 89% above the trough in the March quarter 2009 but 34% below the March quarter 2007 peak; completions are 40% below their March quarter 2007 peak
  • annual housing starts totalled 117,110 in the 12 months to September 2013, up by 16% compared with the year before; annual housing completions in England totalled 107,950 in the 12 months to September 2013, a decrease of 8% compared with the previous 12 months

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