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Housing: Construction

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many private sector dwellings were (a) started and (b) completed in each quarter of each of the last 30 years. (259581)

The following table shows the number of private enterprise new house building starts and completions in England in each quarter since 1980.

Private enterprise new house building starts and completions in England, in each quarter since 1980

Private enterprise

Starts

Completions

1980

Q1

20,640

28,090

Q2

25,280

26,690

Q3

20,430

27,440

Q4

17,770

28,010

1981

Q1

23,020

25,430

Q2

28,250

22,360

Q3

28,590

24,760

Q4

21,990

26,340

1982

Q1

27,940

24,870

Q2

33,740

24,990

Q3

33,400

26,480

Q4

28,150

32,450

1983

Q1

35,420

28,860

Q2

42,700

31,740

Q3

39,430

31,320

Q4

33,440

37,570

1984

Q1

33,010

34,380

Q2

39,460

31,770

Q3

36,020

34,600

Q4

29,800

38,230

1985

Q1

29,900

32,480

Q2

40,130

32,520

Q3

39,760

32,670

Q4

34,490

37,780

1986

Q1

32,430

32,410

Q2

45,750

34,990

Q3

44,350

36,460

Q4

36,360

45,030

1987

Q1

39,960

38,660

Q2

45,860

38,660

Q3

48,180

39,270

Q4

40,890

45,150

1988

Q1

45,880

44,380

Q2

54,780

41,770

Q3

50,240

44,730

Q4

45,070

45,140

1989

Q1

40,570

40,400

Q2

41,700

37,310

Q3

33,410

37,000

Q4

26,220

39,290

1990

Q1

29,470

34,840

Q2

30,440

31,540

Q3

28,310

33,010

Q4

24,510

36,660

1991

Q1

25,700

31,280

Q2

32,500

32,150

Q3

31,460

32,890

Q4

24,650

34,860

1992

Q1

26,940

32,150

Q2

28,910

28,550

Q3

24,510

29,850

Q4

19,230

28,980

1993

Q1

29,110

28,530

Q2

31,560

27,890

Q3

30,130

28,550

Q4

25,660

31,670

1994

Q1

32,590

27,950

Q2

36,980

29,220

Q3

33,470

31,810

Q4

28,360

33,730

1995

Q1

29,220

30,990

Q2

33,040

31,880

Q3

27,280

30,690

Q4

20,870

31,910

1996

Q1

26,960

29,140

Q2

31,590

28,570

Q3

33,100

30,300

Q4

29,940

33,550

1997

Q1

35,320

28,750

Q2

35,360

33,090

Q3

34,340

31,660

Q4

31,060

34,730

1998

Q1

35,530

28,350

Q2

34,760

31,320

Q3

33,870

30,580

Q4

27,420

32,260

1999

Q1

33,600

27,040

Q2

34,620

29,980

Q3

32,780

32,450

Q4

29,460

33,720

2000

Q1

35,690

28,320

Q2

36,190

30,440

Q3

33,720

28,490

Q4

25,790

31,090

2001

Q1

32,900

26,630

Q2

36,590

28,020

Q3

36,160

29,210

Q4

30,670

30,980

2002

Q1

35,420

27,490

Q2

34,980

30,820

Q3

36,490

29,640

Q4

30,290

35,370

2003

Q1

37,930

28,630

Q2

38,970

32,370

Q3

37,350

30,920

Q4

33,270

39,130

2004

Q1

39,180

27,670

Q2

43,820

35,730

Q3

42,350

36,120

Q4

36,800

37,810

2005

Q1

36,980

29,470

Q2

45,000

36,710

Q3

40,760

33,550

Q4

38,380

42,010

2006

Q1

43,300

32,670

Q2

42,740

38,350

Q3

36,000

32,340

Q4

37,340

36,550

2007

Q1

39,170

38,450

Q2

38,940

38,490

Q3

38,630

33,950

Q4

33,900

41,210

2008

Q1

28,410

29,940

Q2

28,100

31,790

Q3

17,390

25,840

Q4

12,280

28,140

Source:

New build starts and completions from P2 monthly and quarterly returns submitted by local authorities and the National House-Building Council to Communities and Local Government.