National Statistics

Housing statistics 1 April 2015 to 30 September 2015

These statistics present the housing starts on site and housing completions delivered by the Homes and Communities Agency between 1 April 2015 and 30 September 2015.

Documents

Housing Statistics December 2015

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Housing Statistics tables December 2015

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Housing Statistics tables December 2015

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Pre-release access list December 2015

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Details

The latest release on the supply of homes delivered by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) in England, excluding London except for delivery of programmes managed by the HCA on behalf of the Greater London Authority, were released on Thursday 3 December 2015.

The key points were:

  • There were 10,592 housing starts on site and 9,471 housing completions delivered through programmes managed by the HCA in England (excluding London for all programmes except those administered by the HCA on behalf of the Greater London Authority) between 1 April and 30 September 2015. The HCA manages the Help to Buy (Equity Loan) scheme in England but the completions are reported by the Department for Communities and Local Government available from the webpage below and are, therefore, excluded from this publication.

  • The majority (7,572 or 71 per cent) of the housing starts on site in the six months to 30 September 2015 were for affordable homes. This represents a decrease of 20 per cent on the 9,439 affordable homes reported between 1 April and 30 September 2014.

  • 5,965 affordable homes started in the six months to 30 September 2015 were for Affordable Rent, a decrease of 20 per cent on the same period of 2014-15. A further 1,333 were for Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes, including shared ownership. This is an increase of 6 per cent on the same period of 2014-15. The remaining 274 were for Social Rent, a decrease of 61 per cent on the same period of 2014-15. Of the affordable homes started in the six month period ending 30 September 2015, the Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) 2015-18 accounted for 91 per cent and the Single Land Programme for 5 per cent.

  • 6,447 or 68 per cent of housing completions in the first six months of 2015-16 were for affordable homes. This represents a decrease of 39 per cent on the 10,483 affordable homes completed in the first six months of 2014-15.

  • 4,733 affordable homes completed in the six month period 1 April to 30 September 2015 were for Affordable Rent, a decrease of 36 per cent compared to the same period of 2014-15. A further 1,031 were for Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes, including shared ownership, a decrease of 52 per cent on the same period of 2014-15, and the remaining 683 were for Social Rent, a decrease of 23 per cent on the same period of 2014-15.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has combined the affordable housing statistics in this release with the Greater London Authority’s affordable housing statistics to produce affordable housing starts and completions for England.

Published 3 December 2015