Statistics provided by local authorities on their housing strategy statistical appendix (HSSA) and business plan statistical appendix (BPSA).
The latest statistics provided by local authorities in England on their housing strategy statistical appendix (HSSA) and business plan statistical appendix (BPSA) for 2010 to 2011 were released on Wednesday 30 November 2011.
Following assessment by the United Kingdom Statistics Authority, this release has been accredited as national statistics.
Topics in this release include:
- local authority housing stock
- households on local authority housing waiting lists
- participation of local authorities in choice-based letting schemes
- local authority lettings
- decent homes delivery
- programme of work on housing revenue account stock
- local authority anti-social behaviour injunctions
The main points from this release are:
- local authorities in England owned 1.73 million dwellings on 1 April 2011, continuing a general decline from 2.81 million on 1 April 2001
- there were 1.84 million households on local authority waiting lists on 1 April 2011, an increase of 4.5% on 1.76 million on 1 April 2010; changes in waiting list numbers can reflect administrative and policy changes as well as changes in the demand for social housing
- 87% of local authorities in England participated in choice-based lettings on 1 April 2011, an increase from 80% on 1 April 2010
- local authority landlords in England made 146,400 lettings during 2010 to 2011, decreasing from 153,000 during 2009 to 2010; this follows a general decline from 326,600 in 2000 to 2001
- the number of non-decent local authority dwellings across England was 217,100 on 1 April 2011, a 26% decrease from 291,600 on 1 April 2010
- in 2010 to 2011 there were nearly 23,000 possession orders obtained by local authority landlords and nearly 6,000 evictions carried out by court bailiffs; in both cases, the vast majority (85%-90%) were due to rent arrears
- local authority landlords in England were granted approximately 1,180 anti-social behaviour injunctions in 2010 to 2011, a similar level to 2009 to 2010
Alongside this release, several live tables have been updated: