Official Statistics

Local authority housing statistics for England: 2009 to 2010

Statistics provided by local authorities on their housing strategy statistical appendix (HSSA) and business plan statistical appendix (BPSA).

Documents

Local authority housing statistics, England, 2009 to 2010: housing strategy statistical appendix (HSSA) and business plan statistical appendix (BPSA)

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Pre-release access list: local authority housing statistics, England: HSSA & BPSA

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Detail

These statistics provided by local authorities in England on their HSSA and BPSA for 2009 to 2010 were released on Tuesday 30 November 2010.

Topics in this release include:

  • local authority housing stock
  • households on local authority housing waiting lists
  • participation of local authorities in choice-based letting (CBL) schemes
  • local authority lettings
  • decent homes delivery
  • programme of work on housing revenue account stock and local authority anti-social behaviour injunctions

The main points from this release are:

  • local authorities in England owned 1.8 million dwellings on 1 April 2010, following a general decline from 3 million on 1 April 2000
  • there were 1.75 million households on local authority waiting lists on 1 April 2010, similar to 1.76 million on 1 April 2009; waiting list numbers have been relatively stable for the last 2 years, following a general increase from 1.04 million on 1 April 2000
  • 80% of local authorities in England participated in choice-based lettings on 1 April 2010, an increase from 61% on 1 April 2009
  • local authority landlords in England made 155,800 lettings during 2009 to 2010, increasing from 151,700 during 2008 to 2009 ; this follows a general decline from 354,000 in 1999 to 2000
  • the number of non-decent local authority dwellings across England was 291,600 on 1 April 2010, a fall from 396,900 on 1 April 2009
  • local authority landlords in England were granted approximately 1,100 anti-social behaviour injunctions in 2009 to 2010

Alongside this release, several live tables have been updated: