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Council Housing: Hampshire

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people are on local authority housing waiting lists in (a) Winchester and (b) Hampshire; and what the equivalent figures were (i) five and (ii) 10 years ago. (257788)

Information is available on numbers of households rather than people. The number of households registered on local authority housing waiting lists in each local authority, as at 1 April each year, is published on the Communities and Local Government website in Table 600. The latest available data are at April 2008. The link for this table is given below:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/table600.xls

Local authorities in England report the numbers of households on their housing waiting list as at 1 April in their annual Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix returns. The number of households on local authorities’ waiting lists in Hampshire is provided in the following table. This includes numbers for each local authority in Hampshire, including Winchester.

Number of households on the waiting list (excludes households looking for transfers)

April 1998

April 2003

April 2008

Basingstoke and Deane

3,584

4,497

5,633

East Hampshire

2,109

2,238

2,153

Eastleigh

1,169

3,424

5,604

Fareham

669

1,625

1,717

Gosport

1,047

1,412

3,076

Hart

739

970

1,882

Havant

2,220

2,349

4,232

New Forest

1,455

2,428

5,228

Rushmoor

1,290

2,189

3,102

Test Valley

1,768

2,189

3,048

Winchester

1,094

1,237

2,230

Hampshire (administrative)

17,144

24,558

37,905

Portsmouth UA

4,264

5,525

4,562

Southampton UA

3,902

6,697

11,662

Note:

The cities of Southampton and Portsmouth are not included in the administrative Hampshire total.

Source:

Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA).

Further information on the number of households on the local authority housing waiting lists for England, can be found in the statistical release “Local Authority Housing Statistics England: 2007-08: Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix (HSSA) and Business Plan Statistical Appendix (BPSA)”. This was published on 22 January 2009 on the Communities and Local Government website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/lahousing200708

Copies of the statistical release and live table have been deposited in the Library.