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Housing statistics

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 12 June 2014.

The key points were:

  • There were 38,845 housing starts on site and 34,461 housing completions delivered through programmes managed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) in England (excluding London for all programmes except those administered by the HCA) in 2013-14.  These figures exclude delivery under the Help to Buy programme.
  • In addition, 19,401 new homes were sold with the assistance of a Help to Buy equity loan in 2013-14 under the Help to Buy programme.  
  • The majority (32,862 or 85 per cent) of the housing starts on site in 2013-14 were for affordable homes.  This represents an increase of 26 per cent on the 25,998 affordable homes started in 2012-13.
  • 25,486 affordable homes started in 2013-14 were for Affordable Rent, an increase of 39 per cent on 2012-13.  A further 4,738 were for Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes, including shared ownership and equity loan, an increase of 1 per cent on 2012-13, and the remaining 2,638 were for Social Rent, a decrease of 11 per cent on 2012-13.  The Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) 2011-15 accounted for 87 per cent of the affordable homes started in 2013-14.
  • 27,643 or 80 per cent of housing completions (excluding Help to Buy) in 2013-14 were for affordable homes.  This represents a decrease of 3 per cent on the 28,619 affordable homes completed in 2012-13.  
  • 17,094 affordable homes completed in 2013-14 were for Affordable Rent, an increase of 160 per cent compared to 2012-13.  A further 6,062 were for Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes, including shared ownership and equity loan, a decrease of 51 per cent on 2012-13, and the remaining 4,487 were for Social Rent, a decrease of 53 per cent on 2012-13.  The AHP 2011-15 accounted for 83 per cent of the affordable homes completed in 2013-14.

Please note: These statistics were assessed by the United Kingdom Statistics Authority in February 2013 (Report 243). We have addressed the requirements relating to these statistics to the satisfaction of the UK Statistics Authority and they are now accredited as National Statistics.

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.  The combined release is available on the GOV.UK website.

The next release of housing statistics will be published on 20 November 2014 at 9.30 am.

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National Housing Statistics 2011/12 survey results

We invited users of our National Housing Statistics published on 12 June 2012 to participate in a short survey to gain a better understanding of users’ needs.  We received 4 responses. download a summary of the results - PDF (39KB).

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