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Housing supply for local authorities (England)

Published Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Use this tool to compare housing supply statistics for local authorities.

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This interactive Excel tool lets you view and compare local-level housing information. It aims to answer questions such as:

  • How much social housing is there in my area?
  • How many new homes were built in my area last year, and how does this compare with other local authorities?
  • How many new affordable homes have been provided near me?

How do I use it?

There are three pages in the document covering current housing stock, house building and affordable housing supply. On each page, select the regions you're interested in followed by the individual local authorities you want to compare. The document will display statistics for the parameters you've selected.

What statistics are available?

Current housing stock

This section shows the number of residential properties in a local authority, broken down by tenure type.

House building

This section shows the number of homes completed in each financial year since 2010-11. You can compare completions by type of developer (private enterprise, local authorities or housing associations).

Affordable housing

This section lets you compare the number of new affordable homes provided in each financial year since 1991-92. You can compare provision of properties for social rent, affordable rent, and intermediate housing (which includes low-cost homes for sale as well as intermediate rent).

Other sources

Housing supply statistics for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

This document covers housing supply in England only.

Housing supply statistics produced by devolved administrations are available from the following sources:

Constituency data on housing tenure

For census data on the number of households living in social, privately-rented and owner-occupied housing, see the Library's Constituency profiles page on housing tenure.

Commons Briefing papers CBP-7796

Authors: Cassie Barton; Noel Dempsey

Topics: Housing, Housing supply, Owner occupation, Private rented housing, Social rented housing

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