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HOUSING TRENDS IN SCOTLAND: QUARTERS ENDED SEPT 30-DEC 31

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Around 20,500 new dwellings were completed in 1996, 4,000 less than in 1995, according to a statistical bulletin pu...
Around 20,500 new dwellings were completed in 1996, 4,000 less than in 1995, according to a statistical bulletin published by The Scottish Office development department.

Private sector housebuilding completions accounted for around 85 per cent of the total (17,600), and housing association completions were

just under 2,700. Local authorities completed just over 200 dwellings.

During 1996 an estimated 20,400 new dwellings were started,

2,500 fewer than in 1995. This was mainly due to a fall in the number of new dwellings started in the private sector, from 17,100 in 1995 to 15,600 in 1996. Housing associations also recorded a slight decrease (over 700) during the same period.

There were 5,600 and 4,400 applications to buy public authority

dwellings in the last two quarters of 1996, slightly higher than the

corresponding figures in 1995. Total sales to sitting tenants for the same quarters in 1996 were 3,000 and 4,200, bringing the total for the year to 12,900, over 4,000 less than in 1995.

The provisional estimate of dwelling stock at December 1996 indicates that there were 2,246,000 dwellings in Scotland, 59.2 per cent of which were owner occupied.

-- Copies of the Bulletin, Housing Trends in Scotland: Quarters

Ended September 30 and December 31, 1996 (HSG/1997/6), are available

from The Stationery Office Bookshop, 21 South Gyle Road, Edinburgh,

EH12 9EB, priced£2.

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