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HOUSEBUILDING STATISTICS : JUNE 2001

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In June 2001, it is provisionally estimated that 16,900 dwellings ...
In June 2001, it is provisionally estimated that 16,900 dwellings

were started in Great Britain compared with 17,800 in June 2000.

Completions numbered 13,600 compared with 15,900 the previous year.

In the latest three months 48,000 dwellings were started, unchanged

on the same three months a year ago, while total completions at

38,900 were down 8 per cent.

Seasonally adjusted comparisons (see Notes)

In the latest three months, total starts were an estimated 44,500, up

2 per cent compared with the previous three months, and down 1 per

cent compared with the same period a year ago. On the same basis of

comparison private enterprise starts were 40,700, up 5 per cent on

the previous three months and by 1 per cent on a year ago.

Total completions were 38,900, down 3 per cent, and private

enterprise completions were 34,500, down 2 per cent compared with the

previous three months. Total completions were down 8 per cent and

private enterprise completions were down 5 per cent compared with the

previous year.

Registered social landlords (and unregistered housing associations)

starts in the three months to June were 3,800, down 21 per cent

compared with the previous three months. The equivalent figure of

4,300 for completions shows a decrease of 10 per cent. Both starts

and completions by local authorities remained at an insignificantly

low level.

NOTES

1. Estimates are included in the monthly figures for Great Britain of

housebuilding in Wales and Scotland but they are not published

separately in the Statistical Release.

2. Because monthly figures are very variable, attention is directed

to the latest three months rather than to the latest single month.

3. The figures shown in tables 1 and 2 are derived from records kept

for building control purposes. It is sometimes difficult for data

providers to identify whether a dwelling is being built for a housing

association or for a private developer. This may lead to an

understatement of housing association starts and completions recorded

in these tables, and a corresponding overstatement of private

enterprise figures.

4. Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) include housing associations

and Local Housing Companies that are registered with the Housing

Corporation; some housing associations are not registered and are

outside this RSL category. The Housing Corporation was able to

register Local Housing Companies from the end of 1996.

5. National Statistics are produced to high professional standards

set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice. They undergo

regular quality assurance Reviews to ensure that they meet customer

needs.

6. Tables providing Housebuilding estimates for calendar years, and

quarterly for regions of England are now available on the DTLR

website.

7. Next publication date of housebuilding figures: 6 September 2001

8. Tables that accompany this statistical release are available from LGCnet.

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