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- Statistics & Research
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.
- Over the last three years there has been a sustained increase in the number of new dwellings started in Wales. During 2014-15 a total of 6,955 new dwellings were started, a rise of 20 per cent on the previous year, and the highest annual number recorded since 2007-08.
- Following a decrease during 2012-13, the number of new dwellings completed have increased again over the last two years. During 2014-15 there were 6,170 new dwellings completed in Wales which is 6 per cent more than during 2013-14 but remaining below the annual levels seen prior to the economic downturn.
- During 2014-15 the number of new dwellings completed for the private sector increased by 3 per cent compared to the previous year whilst the number of completions for the social sector increased by a quarter to 837 which was the highest number recorded since 2010-11.
- Most new dwellings completed in Wales tend to be 3 bedroom properties, accounting for 38 per cent of all completions during 2014-15.
Quarterly data are published on StatsWales and includes local authority level data as well as the number of new dwellings completed by dwelling type and number of bedrooms.
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