The latest national statistics on house building in England were released on 16 February 2012.
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 October to December 2012 and update those previously released on 17 November 2011.
The main points from this release are:
- seasonally adjusted house building starts stood at 25,240 in the December quarter 2011, 6% higher than in the September quarter 2011; it is 74% above the trough in the March quarter 2009, but 48% below the December quarter 2005 peak
- private enterprise housing starts (seasonally adjusted) were 6% above the September quarter 2011; starts by housing associations were 1% higher than the previous quarter
- housing completions in England (seasonally adjusted) also increased this quarter, up 2% from 26,180 in September quarter 2011 to 26,730 in the December quarter 2011
- completions by housing associations (seasonally adjusted) increased by 12% between the September quarter 2011 and December quarter 2011; however, private enterprise housing completions were 2% lower in the December 2011 quarter than in the September 2011 quarter
- annual housing starts reached 98,250 in the 12 months to December 2011, down by 4% compared with the 12 months to December 2010; annual housing completions in England totalled 109,020 in the 12 months to December 2011, an increase of 6% compared with the 12 months to December 2010
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