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New house building

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  • Release date: 11 March 2015
  • Period covered: October to December 2014
  • Next update: 10 June 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. This increase continued during each of the first three quarters of 2014-15. During October to December 2014-15, there were 1,716 new dwellings started; an increase of 31 per cent on the same quarter of 2013-14.
  • 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 October to December 2014-15, a total of 1,743 new dwellings were completed which is 12 per cent more than the same quarter of 2013-14.
  • During October to December 2014-15, the number of private sector completions increased by 12 per cent from the previous year to 1,564 dwellings. RSL completions were up by 13 per cent to 179 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