were started in Great Britain compared with 17,800 in June 2000.
Completions numbered 13,600 compared with 15,900 the previous year.
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
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
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
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
6. Tables providing Housebuilding estimates for calendar years, and
quarterly for regions of England are now available on the DTLR
7. Next publication date of housebuilding figures: 6 September 2001
8. Tables that accompany this statistical release are available from LGCnet.