House building starts and completions statistics by tenure.
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