The latest national statistics on house building in England were released on 18 November 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 July to September 2010 and update those previously released on 19 August 2010.
The main points from this release are:
- there were 25,870 seasonally adjusted house building starts in England in the September quarter 2010, 9% lower than in the previous quarter but 67% above the trough in the March quarter 2009, and 48% below their March quarter 2007 peak
- private enterprise housing starts (seasonally adjusted) were 7% lower than in the June quarter 2010; by comparison starts by housing associations were 14% lower over the same period
- housing completions in England (seasonally adjusted) were slightly lower this quarter, down from 26,600 in the June quarter 2010 to 26,470 in the September quarter 2010; this compares to a 1% rise between the March 2010 and the June 2010 quarters
- private enterprise housing completions (seasonally adjusted) were 4% higher in the September 2010 quarter than in the June 2010 quarter; by comparison, completions by housing associations fell by 16% between the June and September quarters 2010
- annual housing starts reached 102,560 in the 12 months to September 2010, up by 40% compared with the 12 months to September 2009
- annual housing completions in England totalled 107,460 in the 12 months to September 2010, down by 13% compared with the 12 months to September 2009