National Statistics

Affordable housing supply in England: 2012 to 2013

This release presents data on affordable housing supply in England.


Affordable housing supply in England: 2012 to 2013

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The latest statistics on gross affordable housing supply in England were released on Thursday 21 November 2013.

The key points were:

  • a total of 42,830 affordable homes were provided in England in 2012 to 2013, a decrease of 26% compared to the 58,100 (revised) affordable homes supplied in 2011 to 2012
  • the number of homes delivered in the social rented sector, including social and affordable rented homes, decreased 36% from 38,610 in 2011 to 2012 to 24,550 in 2012 to 2013
  • a total of 18,290 new homes were delivered through intermediate housing schemes, including intermediate rent and affordable home ownership, in 2012 to 2013, a 6% decrease from last year
  • there were 39,400 new build affordable homes provided in 2012 to 2013, a 25% decrease from the 52,830 built in 2011 to 2012; new build homes represented 92% of all affordable homes provided in 2012 to 2013 compared to 91% of total supply in 2011 to 2012, the highest percentage reported since before 1991 to 1992
  • in 2012 to 2013, 86% of total affordable home delivery was reported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) or the Greater London Authority (GLA), a reduction from 89% in 2011 to 2012; over this time period, the total number of affordable homes reported by the HCA or the GLA has decreased by around 30%

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 21 November 2013