National Statistics

Affordable housing supply in England: 2011 to 2012

This release presents data on affordable housing supply in England.


Affordable Housing Supply, England, 2011-2012

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The latest statistics on gross affordable housing supply in England were released on Thursday 1 November 2012.

The key points were:

  • A total of 57,950 gross additional affordable homes were supplied in England in 2011-12. This is a decrease of 4% on the 60,430 (revised) affordable homes supplied in 2010-11.
  • 37,540 new affordable homes were provided for social rent in 2011-12, a decrease of 3% on 2010-11. A further 930 new affordable homes were provided for affordable rent in 2011-12, the first year for which this scheme has run.
  • 19,490 homes were provided through intermediate housing schemes, including shared ownership and shared equity, down by 10% on 2010-11.
  • There were 52,880 new build affordable homes provided in 2011-12, representing 91% of all affordable homes provided in 2011-12 compared to 88% of total supply in 2010-11. This was the highest percentage reported since before 1991-92.
  • In 2011-12, 88% of affordable homes were in receipt of funding through the Homes and Communities Agency (excluding homes delivered under Section 106 without grant), a reduction from 92% in 2010-11. Around 92% of these were new build homes.

Please note: These statistics were assessed by the United Kingdom Statistics Authority in June 2011 (Report 117). We have addressed the requirements relating to these statistics to the satisfaction of the UK Statistics Authority and they are now accredited as National Statistics.

Published 1 November 2012