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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 21 November 2013.

The key points were:

  • There were 12,569 housing starts on site and 10,890 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) between 1 April and 30 September 2013.  These figures exclude delivery under the Help to Buy programme.
  • In addition, 5,375 new homes were sold with the assistance of a Help to Buy equity loan in the six months to 30 September 2013 under the new Help to Buy programme.   
  • The majority (9,970 or 79 per cent) of the housing starts on site in the six months to 30 September 2013 were for affordable homes, an increase of 202 per cent on the 3,297 affordable homes started between 1 April and 30 September 2012.
  • 7,608 affordable homes started in the six months to 30 September 2013 were for Affordable Rent, an increase of 219 per cent on the same period of 2012-13.  A further 802 were for Social Rent, an increase of 100 per cent on the same period of 2012-13, and the remaining 1,560 were for intermediate affordable housing schemes, including shared ownership and equity loan, an increase of 207 per cent on the same period of 2012-13.  The Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) 2011-15 accounted for 96 per cent of the affordable homes started in the six month period ending 30 September 2013.
  • 8,314 or just over 76 per cent of housing completions (excluding Help to Buy) in the first six months of the financial year 2013-14 were for affordable homes, a decrease of 16 per cent on the 9,879 affordable homes completed in the first six months of 2012-13.   
  • 4,569 affordable homes completed in the six month period 1 April to 30 September 2013 were for Affordable Rent, an increase of 325 per cent compared to the same period of 2012-13.  A further 1,144 were for Social Rent, a decrease of 68 per cent on the same period of 2012-13, and the remaining 2,601 were for intermediate affordable housing schemes, including shared ownership and equity loan, a decrease of 50 per cent on the same period of 2012-13.

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 from https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-communities-and-local-government/series/affordable-housing-supply

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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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