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New house building

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  • Release date: 10 December 2014
  • Period covered: July to September 2014
  • Next update: 11 March 2015
Information the number of new dwellings started, where building has commenced and those completed.

The information on new house building is based on the reports of local authority building inspectors and the National House Building Council (NHBC), which is a private approved inspector. It does not include information from other private approved inspectors.

Key points

  • On an annual basis, the number of new dwellings started increased by 9 per cent during 2013-14, compared with the previous year and this increase has continued into the first half of 2014-15. During July to September 2014-15 there were 1,857 new dwellings started an increase of over a fifth (21 per cent) on the same quarter of 2013-14. This was the highest quarterly figure since April to June 2008-09, though the number of starts still remains below the level seen prior to the economic downturn.
  • The number of new dwellings completed annually increased by 7 per cent during 2013-14 and, as with starts, this increase has continued into 2014-15. During July to September 2014-15, a total of 1,483 new dwellings were completed which is 2 per cent more than the same quarter of 2013-14.
  • During July to September 2014-15, the number of private sector completions increased by 3 per cent from the previous year to 1,298 dwellings. RSL completions however fell by 3 per cent to 185 dwellings. There were no local authority dwellings completed during the quarter.

Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The information published on StatsWales includes local authority level data as well as the number of new dwellings completed by dwelling type and number of bedrooms.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5055
Email: stats.housing@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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