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- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
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- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
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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.
- On an annual basis, there has been a sustained increase in the number of new dwellings started in Wales over the last three years. During 2014-15, numbers increased by 20 per cent compared with the previous year.
- During October to December 2015, a total of 1,680 new dwellings were started which is down by 2 per cent on the same quarter of 2014-15, but still well above the number started in the same quarter of both 2013-14 and 2012-13.
- The number of new dwellings completed annually increased over the last two years, with numbers up by 6 per cent during 2014-15. During the October to December quarter of 2015-16, a total of 1,976 new dwellings were completed, which is 13 per cent more than the same quarter of 2014-15.
- The private sector continued to account for the majority of new house building activity, at 84 per cent of all new dwellings completed during October to December 2015-16.
- During October to December 2015, the number of private sector completions increased by 6 per cent from the previous year, to 1,656 dwellings. RSL completions during the October to December quarter 2015-16 however were up by over three quarters (79 per cent) compared with the same quarter of 2014-15. The 320 new dwellings completed by RSLs during the quarter accounted for 16 per cent of all completions. There were no local authority dwellings completed during the quarter.
- The highest percentage of new dwellings completed in Wales continued to be 3 bedroom properties. During October to December 2015, they accounted for 38 per cent of all completions.
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.
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