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Housing Starts

Volume 939: debated on Friday 18 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each year since 1945 the number of housing units on which building started.

Following is the information:

DWELLINGS STARTED IN GREAT BRITAIN: 1945 TO SEPTEMBER 1977 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
Thousands
Public sectorPrivate sectorTotal
April 1945 to December 194618775262
194716032192
194814618163
194917131202
195018420204
195119227219
195224252294
195326583348
1954223107330
1955185128313
1956158120279
1957150126276
1958122137259
1959148169318
1960126183309
1961123189312
1962138186324
1963169199368
1964179247426
1965181211393
1966186193379
1967214234448
1968194200394
1969177167343
1970154165319
1971137207344
1972123228351
1973113216329
1974147106253
1975174149323
1976171155326
1977*102103204
* To 30th September.