Housing Supply Indicators

The government has published its latest ‘Housing supply: Indicators of new supply, England: July to September 2021’ report. The figures are sourced from building control data which is estimated to be able to provide information on about 80% of the country’s house building. Around 42,400 new-build dwellings were started during this quarter, which is a 16 per cent increase from the previous year. Completions were around 43,290 which represents a 1 per cent drop compared with the same quarter last year. Looking at comparisons for the year ending Sept 2021, there was a 43 per cent increase in building starts, and completions were up by 26 per cent. These figures are unlikely to come as a surprise when the sector saw construction significantly impacted by the issues associated with the pandemic. If you’d like to see trends for building starts and completions in private enterprise, housing associations and local authorities ranging from 1978 – 2021 you can download a copy of the live tables here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-house-building