HCA publishes official housing statistics
Published date : 12 June 2012
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has exceeded its 2011-12 target for housing completions, delivering on its key programmes and making a significant contribution to government aspirations to deliver up to 170,000 new affordable homes by 2015.
The government’s national housing and regeneration body today published its latest set of official six-monthly statistics in relation to housing starts and completions delivered through its National Affordable Housing Programme (NAHP), Affordable Homes Programme (AHP), Kickstart Housing Delivery Programme, the Local Authority New Build Programme (LANB), the Accelerated Land Disposal Programme (ALD), the Economic Assets Programme (EAP), FirstBuy, Mortgage Rescue, and the Property & Regeneration (P&R) Programme.
The top line figures, published in detail at http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/national-housing-statistics, show that the Agency exceeded its key outputs for 2011-12, achieving a total of 59,451 housing completions in England against a target of 41,000, and 19,967 housing starts on site, in the financial year ending 31 March 2012.
Chief executive of the HCA, Pat Ritchie, commenting on the figures, said:
“This is a good result and we are where we expected to be in our delivery programme. The numbers demonstrate strong completions and a solid platform on which to build, especially when put into context alongside the HCA’s wider delivery work. It also shows we are making a significant impact on boosting the supply of affordable homes in the areas where they are most needed, in partnership with local authorities and providers across England.
“Our teams have worked hard and we will continue to look at more innovative ways of working with and supporting our delivery partners, most significantly through our Affordable Homes Programme as it gathers momentum.
“We will be reviewing and monitoring delivery for the coming year of the Programme, to ensure that our funding offers the best value for public money and helps meet government aspirations of delivering up to 170,000 new homes by 2015.”
The statistics on housing starts and completions break down as follows 1,2:
|Table 1a: Housing starts on site by tenure, England 3,4|
|Affordable Rent||Social Rent||Intermediate Affordable Housing||Total Affordable Housing Starts 5||Open Market 6||Total Housing Starts|
|Intermediate Rent||Affordable Home Ownership|
|2009/10 P||Apr - Sept||..||8,993||1,398||2,091||12,482||1,281||13,763|
|2009/10P||Oct - Mar||..||30,508||2,184||9,129||41,821||9,108||50,929|
|2010/11 P||Apr - Sept||..||9,360||636||3,630||13,626||4,901||18,527|
|2010/11 R, P||Oct - Mar||..||26,330||886||8,521||35,737||3,384||39,121|
|2010/11 R, P||Full year||..||35,690||1,522||12,151||49,363||8,285||57,648|
|2011/12 R||Apr - Sept||0||259||0||170||429||1,680||2,109|
|2011/12||Oct - Mar||11,130||789||72||3,278||15,269||2,589||17,858|
|Table 1b: Housing completions by tenure, England 4|
|Affordable Rent||Social Rent||Intermediate Affordable Housing||Total Affordable Housing Completions 5||Open Market 6||Total Housing Completions|
|Intermediate Rent||Affordable Home Ownership|
|2009/10||Apr - Sept||..||10,579||736||7,591||18,906||933||19,839|
|2009/10 R||Oct - Mar||..||20,342||1,199||12,708||34,249||2,071||36,320|
|2009/10 R||Full year||..||30,921||1,935||20,299||53,155||3,004||56,159|
|2010/11 R||Apr - Sept||..||10,307||999||8,243||19,549||1,877||21,426|
|2010/11 R||Oct - Mar||..||26,355||1,471||8,485||36,311||6,540||42,851|
|2010/11 R||Full year||..||36,662||2,470||16,728||55,860||8,417||64,277|
|2011/12 R||Apr - Sept||0||9,020||495||3,273||12,788||2,624||15,412|
|2011/12||Oct - Mar||1,685||24,207||1,132||11,853||38,877||5,162||44,039|
1 The figures exclude any housing outputs which may be attributable to the programmes inherited from the Department for Communities and Local Government
2 The delivery of housing outputs is impacted by seasonal factors and programme dates, therefore, the rate of delivery increased in the second half of 2011-12.
3 The delivery of housing starts on site has been affected by the closure of the National Affordable Housing Programme, the Local Authority New Build Programme and the Kickstart Housing Delivery Programme to new commitments in March 2011. The new Affordable Homes Programme commenced delivery of housing starts on site in the second half of 2011-12.
4 Figures by local authority, HCA’s operating areas and statistical regions are available in the accompanying tables.
5 Total affordable housing is the sum of affordable rent, social rent, intermediate rent and affordable home ownership.
6 The open market units delivered under the Property and Regeneration Programme include some starts and completions which are made available at below market price or rents but do not meet the definition for affordable housing.
P Provisional pending restate of Kickstart starts
“..” not applicable
Please note: the above figures were revised slightly as of 24 August 2012. Please visit our National Housing Statistics web page on the above link for the current numbers.
The HCA will publish its next set of six monthly statistics in November/December 2012.