The latest statistics report on the period April to June 2012 and update those previously released on 17 May 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 main points from this release are:
- seasonally adjusted house building starts in England stood at 21,540 in the June quarter 2012, 10% lower than in the March quarter 2012
- completions (seasonally adjusted) also fell, down 6% to 29,470 in the June quarter 2012
- private enterprise housing starts (seasonally adjusted) were 7% lower in the June quarter 2012 than the previous quarter, while starts by housing associations were 23% lower
- seasonally adjusted private enterprise completions fell by 5% and housing association completions fell by 11% from the previous quarter
- seasonally adjusted starts are now 27% above the trough in the March quarter 2009 but 54% below the December quarter 2005 peak; completions are 39% below their March quarter 2007 peak
- annual housing starts totalled 98,670 in the 12 months to June 2012, down by 10% compared with the year before. Annual housing completions in England reached 118,330 in the 12 months to June 2012, an increase of 8% compared with the previous 12 months