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  • Release date: 14 June 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 14 September 2017
Information on 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

  • During 2016-17, the number of new dwellings started increased by 2 per cent compared to the previous year to 6,871 dwellings. This is the second highest annual number recorded since the start of the recession in 2007 -08.
  • In contrast, the number of new dwellings completed fell slightly (by 1 per cent) during 2016-17. However the 6,833 new dwellings completed during 2016-17 still represented the second highest number of completions recorded since 2008-09.
  • During 2016-17, the number of new dwellings completed for both the private and social sectors decreased by 1 per cent compared to the previous year.
  • A total of 5,590 new dwellings were completed by the private sector accounting for 82 per cent of all completions during 2016-17.
  • A total of 1,243 new social sector dwellings were completed during 2016-17. RSLs were responsible for all social sector completions (r). No new dwellings were completed by local authorities during 2016-17 (r).
  • Over a third (37 per cent) of all new dwellings completed in Wales during 2016-17 were 3 bedroom properties.

Revision note

(r) Revised 14 June 2017 following receipt of revised figures for the number of new dwellings completed by local authorities.

Further information

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

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5055
Email: stats.housing@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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