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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.
- The number of new dwellings started fell during 2015-16 following a sustained increase over the previous three years. During 2015-16, a total of 6,708 new dwellings were started. Whilst this represented a decrease of 4 per cent on the previous year it was still 16 per cent above the number recorded in 2013-14, and 27 per cent above the number recorded in 2012-13.
- The number of new dwellings completed has been increasing since 2013-14. During 2015-16, 6,789 new dwellings were completed, up by 10 per cent on the previous year but still below the annual levels seen prior to the economic downturn.
- During 2015-16, the number of new dwellings completed for the private sector increased by 6 per cent compared to the previous year, whilst the number of completions for the social sector increased by 37 per cent to 1,143, which was the highest number recorded since 1998-99.
- 40 per cent of new dwellings completed in Wales during 2015-16 were 3 bedroom properties.
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