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- £5.6tn – estimated total value of the housing stock in England since 2015
- £1tn – estimated increase in the value of the housing stock in England since 2010
- £28bn – estimated total public sector spending on housing in 2015-16
- £20.9bn – spending in England on housing benefit in 2015-16
- 23.5m – total number of homes in England in 2015
- 4.1m – housing benefit claimants in England 2015-2016
- 1m – the number of new homes that the government aims to deliver in 2015-2020
- 189,650 – net additions to the housing stock in 2015-2016. Including 164,000 newly-built properties
- 174,000 – net additions needed to deliver a million net additions by 2020
- 144,000 – number of new homes that were completed annually between 2001-2010 100,000 fewer per year than in the 1970s
- 71,500 – number of homeless households in England in temporary accommodation at 31st March 2016
- 62% of homes in England are owner-occupied
- 40% to 19% drop in the proportion of owner-occupiers that spend at least a quarter of their disposable income on their mortgage
- 20% of homes in England that are privately rented
- 20% of homes in England that were non-decent in 2014, down from 35% in 2006
- 17% of homes in England that are socially rented
Housing in England overview (read more here)
- 1.61 m – total dwellings owned by local authorities in England on 1st April 2016
- 1.18m – number of households on local authority waiting lists on 1st April 2016
- 120,500 – local authority lettings during 2015-16
- 79,000 – non-decent local authority owned dwellings across England on 1st April 2016
- 6,430 – number of evictions were carried out by court bailiffs in between 2015-2016
- £87.81pw – average local authority social rent in England 2015-2016
Housing statistics (read more here)
Want to know more interesting facts and figures? We can tell you where to get them.
A landscape review of the housing system in England, with a high-level overview of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s housing strategy and its interaction with various public bodies.
Housing in England overview 2017 (read more here)
National Statistics on new build dwellings in England up to 30th September 2016. The figures show the numbers of starts and completions for new build dwellings in England in each quarter.
Building Release September 2016 (read more here)
National statistics on the projected number of households in England and its local authority districts up to 2039. The figures in this release are based upon the 2014-based sub-national population projections, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in May 2016. They replace the 2012-based household projections released in 2015.
Household projections (read more here)
Live tables on housing market and house prices (Read more here)
National statistics on social housing lettings in England during 2015 to 2016 provided by local authorities and private registered providers.
Social housing lettings in England (read more here)
All documents relating to dwelling stock (including vacants).
Dwelling stock (read more here)
All documents relating to homelessness and rough sleeping statistics.
Statutory homelessness and homelessness prevention and relief, England: July to September 2016 (read more here)
All documents relating to Household characteristics.
Live tables on household characteristics (read more here)
All documents relating to Housing finance and household expenditure (social housing).
Housing finance and household expenditure (social housing) (read more here)
All documents relating to social housing sales (including Right to Buy and transfers).
Social housing sales including right to buy and transfers (read more here)
Definitions for local authorities compiling data.
Definitions of general housing terms (read more here)
**Hot topic news**
Housing white paper delayed for the second time!
Downing Street has pushed back the publication of the government’s landmark housing white paper, Property Week understands.
London’s Mayor and Communities secretary Sajid Javid informed MPs back in November that the housing whitepaper, which was initially supposed to be published before the end of last year, was “due to be published in January”. It’s not looking promising…
The government proposed a release date of January 30th but the word on the housing grapevine is the document won’t be ready until February. The housing whitepaper is set to lay out the government’s housing strategy for the foreseeable future, and is expected to contain corrective measures for developers aimed at speeding up delivery. In addition, it will encourage local authorities to deliver more detailed plans for housing in their area and speed up the local planning process.
House white paper delayed for second time (read more here)
The National Audit Office published a review of the housing system in England
On 19th January 2017 the National Audit Office published a review of the housing system in England, with an overview of the DCLG’s housing strategy and interaction with various public bodies.
The most significant points it makes are that:
- The DCLG could be more transparent in publishing information on performance against the strategic objectives of “driving up housing supply” and “increasing home ownership” in its Single Departmental Plan
- That the Department measures the delivery of “a million new homes by 2020” not new builds but as net additions to the housing stock. This includes both new build homes and conversions
- 189,650 net additions to the housing stock were achieved in 2015-16, including 164,000 newly-built properties. To deliver a million net additions by 2020, 174,000 p.a would be needed, some 10,000 dwelling per annum more. Economic conditions need to remain settled for such to be sustained over the 5 year period however.
- Departmental Plan does not indicate that its timescale for adding one million homes is to be achieved over five years and nine months
Housing in England overview 2017 (read more here)
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