Estimate on the number of dwellings in England.
The latest England dwelling stock estimates statistics produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government were released on Wednesday 30 November 2011.
The latest statistics report on dwelling stock in England as at 31 March 2011.
The main points from the latest release are:
- there were an estimated 22.8 million dwellings in England as at 31 March 2011, an increase of 0.53 % on the previous year
- in 2011, the region with the largest number of dwellings was the South East, with 3.7 million homes, followed by London (3.3 million) and the North West (3.1 million); the region with the smallest number of dwellings was the North East, with 1.2 million homes
- at March 2011 there were 18.8 million private dwellings (owner occupied plus private rented tenures) and 4.0 million social rented (housing associations plus local authority tenures)
- between March 2010 and March 2011 the social rented stock increased by 16,000 dwellings and the private stock increased by 105,000 dwellings.
More detailed figures are provided in the live tables on dwelling stock (including vacants).
Please note: these statistics were assessed by the United Kingdom Statistics Authority in June 2011(‘Assessment of compliance with the code of practice for official statistics: statistics on housing in England’ (PDF 194KB).) 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.