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House building in England: January to March 2014

House building starts and completions statistics by tenure.

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House building: March quarter 2014, England

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The latest national statistics on house building in England were released on 15 May 2014.

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 January to March 2014 and update those previously released on 20 February 2014.

Key points from the latest release are:

  • seasonally adjusted house building starts in England are estimated at 36,450 in the March quarter 2014, 11% higher than the previous quarter; the seasonally adjusted level of starts in the March quarter 2014 increased by 31% on the same quarter a year earlier
  • seasonally adjusted completions are estimated at 27,670 in the March quarter 2014, 3% lower than the previous quarter; the seasonally adjusted level of completions in the March quarter 2014 increased by 12% on the same quarter a year earlier
  • private enterprise housing starts (seasonally adjusted) were 15% higher in the March quarter 2014 than the previous quarter, whilst starts by housing associations were 22% lower
  • seasonally adjusted private enterprise completions decreased by 2% and housing association completions fell by 8% from the previous quarter
  • seasonally adjusted starts are now 113% above the trough in the March quarter 2009 but 26% below the March quarter 2007 peak; completions are 43% below their March quarter 2007 peak
  • annual housing starts totalled 133,650 in the 12 months to March 2014, up by 31% compared with the year before; annual housing completions in England totalled 112,630 in the 12 months to March 2014, an increase of 4% compared with the previous 12 months