The latest national statistics on house building in England were released on 19 August 2010.
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 2010 and update those previously released on 20 May 2010.
The main points from this release are:
- there were 28,590 seasonally adjusted house building starts in England in the June quarter 2010, 13% higher than in the previous quarter and 84% above the trough in the March quarter 2009, but 42% below their March quarter 2007 peak
- private enterprise housing starts (seasonally adjusted) were 10% higher than in the March quarter 2010; by comparison starts by registered social landlords were 17% higher over the same period
- housing completions in England rose by 1% to an estimated 26,550 (seasonally adjusted) in the June quarter 2010 compared to the previous quarter; this is the first quarterly rise since the final quarter of 2007, and follows a 5% fall between the December 2009 and March 2010 quarters
- private enterprise housing completions (seasonally adjusted) were 1% higher in the June quarter 2010 than the March quarter 2010; completions by registered social landlords remained the same over the same period
- annual housing starts reached 98,500 in the 12 months to June 2010, up by 44% compared with the 12 months to June 2009
- annual housing completions in England totalled 110,210 in the 12 months to June 2010, down by 13% compared with the 12 months to June 2009
- all regions experienced a rise in annual starts between the 12 months ending June 2009 and the 12 months ending June 2010