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Social Rented Housing: Greater London

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of social housing in each London borough are owned by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations; and how many there were of each in each of the last 10 years. (273634)

Information on the number of social housing units in each London borough as at 1 April 2008 (local authority units) and 31 March 2008 (registered social landlord units and bed spaces) is shown in the following table. Local authority figures are reported for all self-contained units owned within the local authority area, regardless of which local authority has ownership.

Number of social housing units owned, England, 2008

Local authority (as at 1 April)

Registered social landlord (as at 31 March)

London

435,542

350,596

Inner London

259,459

201,079

Camden

23,707

10,715

City of London

429

549

Hackney

23,536

21,590

Hammersmith and Fulham

13,213

12,537

Haringey

16,162

10,695

Islington

26,485

14,933

Kensington and Chelsea

6,996

13,365

Lambeth

27,387

21,174

Lewisham

19,907

16,437

Newham

17,757

11,908

Southwark

41,287

14,617

Tower Hamlets

13,138

26,682

Wandsworth

17,145

10,056

Westminster

12,310

15,821

Outer London

176,083

149,517

Barking and Dagenham

19,461

3,440

Barnet

11,051

6,904

Bexley

13

12,953

Brent

9,792

15,338

Bromley

86

18,513

Croydon

14,043

10,203

Ealing

13,364

9,621

Enfield

11,578

6,756

Greenwich

24,449

10,724

Harrow

5,091

3,640

Havering

10,421

2,509

Hillingdon

10,661

5,866

Hounslow

12,942

6,645

Kingston upon Thames

4,852

2,298

Merton

6,364

4,821

Redbridge

4,768

4,625

Richmond upon Thames

50

9,790

Sutton

6,689

4,179

Waltham Forest

10,408

10,692

Note:

Local authority units include those owned within the local authority area, regardless of which local authority owns the units.

Sources:

Housing strategy statistical appendix (for local authority stock) (see Live Table 116) Tenant Services Authority’s regulatory and statistical return (for RSL stock).

The following table shows the change in the number of local authority stock in each London borough over the last 10 years :

Change in local authority stock, as at 1 April each year; England

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

London

-20,330

-22,280

-20,991

-14,040

-16,270

-16,870

-14,517

-11,557

-5,880

-15,339

Inner London

-13,500

-16,131

-9,009

-10,522

-9,303

-11,077

-10,439

-9,194

-6,551

-11,302

Camden

-534

-595

-286

-790

-317

-198

-1,571

76

480

190

City of London

-25

-27

-13

-12

4

-18

-12

1

-1

0

Hackney

-3,842

-3,183

¦637

-661

-1,776

-1,145

-577

-709

-149

-54

Hammersmith and Fulham

-909

127

-761

-230

-270

-243

-363

-98

-51

-35

Haringey

-202

-96

453

-865

4

-1,022

-82

-233

207

•802

Islington

-729

-2,833

-1,193

-815

-573

-1,024

-1,400

-567

402

-561

Kensington and Chelsea

-95

-61

-199

-9

-56

56

0

0

-162

0

Lambeth

-1,179

-3,969

-1,044

-820

-1,142

-1,915

-1,567

-201

-2,401

401

Lewis ham

-698

-782

-688

-1,485

-1,368

-1,034

-1,026

-280

-249

-6,129

Newham

-537

472

151

-1,328

-737

-1,179

-677

-814

450

-201

Southwark

-742

-803

-1,028

-1,823

-1,165

-1,541

-1,461

-1,610

402

-586

Tower Hamlets

-3,388

-2,364

-1,774

-1,228

-1,332

-1,014

-1,189

4,650

-1,952

-2,601

Wandsworth

481

-542

-514

-127

-273

461

-297

40

-19

-134

Westminster

-139

-531

-570

-329

-286

-339

-217

-69

40

12

Outer London

-6,830

-6,149

-11,982

-3,518

-6,967

-5,793

4,078

-2,363

671

4,037

Barking and Dagenham

-791

-919

-906

412

-788

-725

-520

491

-307

-198

Barnet

-449

-306

-221

-256

-225

-524

-141

41

-32

-23

Bexley

0

-1

0

0

-1

-15

15

0

-2

0

Brent

-433

-758

-117

-392

-203

-257

-229

-95

1,510

-1,343

Bromley

-17

-12

11

9

-5

-97

0

0

0

86

Croydon

-144

-129

-284

-242

-268

-313

-175

-57

44

-93

Ealing

-219

433

-92

19

-131

-756

-216

-135

460

-556

Enfield

-1,197

-313

149

-589

-333

-245

-523

-78

-57

-10

Greenwich

-1,822

-671

-830

-389

-540

-766

-587

-310

-304

-254

Harrow

-104

-140

-292

-72

-581

-106

-57

-18

-12

0

Havering

-256

-333

-292

-288

-155

405

-21

-224

-71

-546

Hillingdon

-240

-264

-81

-103

-138

-185

-200

-176

-165

-148

Hounslow

-95

-255

-774

-199

-312

-701

-506

474

277

-234

Kingston upon Thames

-82

-65

-64

-30

-72

•64

-54

-55

6

-17

Merton

-173

-318

-212

140

-391

-177

46

-58

-206

42

Redbridge

-217

-143

-723

-189

-120

-120

-314

109

-204

-22

Richmond upon Thames

-86

-206

-6,521

30

0

-30

87

-10

6

-33

Sutton

-129

-203

-349

-373

-345

-359

-178

-182

-175

-643

Waltham Forest

-376

¦680

-384

-182

-2,359

52

-505

-68

-9

39

Note:

Local authority units include those owned within the local authority area, regardless of which local authority owns the units.

Source:

Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix.

The following table shows the change in the number of RSL stock in each London borough over the last 10 years:

Change in registered social landlord stock, as at 31 March each year, England

Number of self-contained units

Number of self-contained units/bed spaces

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

London

19,998

11,554

21,080

9,295

3,444

4,100

8,559

7,560

14,701

Inner London

10,989

8.946

5,012

3,580

2.392

2.236

6.789

5,403

11.527

Camden

-8

374

232

-60

68

-62

209

-486

-103

City of London

0

0

0

14

40

-27

247

0

6

Hackney

3.898

2.628

378

1,000

-6

-70

-194

191

217

Hammersmith and Fulham

659

206

227

550

91

-110

-36

224

242

Haringey

124

356

122

179

316

-69

55

24

212

Islington

-1

1,441

300

280

379

893

447

12

899

Kensington and Chelsea

-163

128

95

-50

163

-103

-30

198

43

Lambeth

947

3,178

101

265

-150

262

531

1.442

954

Lewis ham

109

145

201

10

450

75

191

257

5,520

Newham

617

351

240

13

201

357

529

309

231

Southwark

14

109

697

498

225

728

30

355

260

Tower Hamlets

4,486

-134

1,918

565

757

389

4,663

2.190

2,779

Wandsworth

74

49

7

241

-83

37

-307

-93

166

Westminster

233

115

494

75

-59

-64

454

780

101

Outer London

9,009

2,608

16,068

5.715

1.052

1,864

1,770

2,157

3.174

Barking and Dagenham

542

273

203

189

43

221

135

178

183

Barnet

229

274

155

707

66

-309

54

182

100

Bexley

4,064

-105

2.211

33

-95

163

-204

-188

121

Brent

1,828

301

522

49

530

-32

5

279

756

Bromley

-475

234

-9

213

-136

115

15

201

164

Croydon

587

165

156

310

116

100

183

116

335

Ealing

377

200

191

56

370

171

51

324

¦At

Enfield

1,439

106

485

339

-207

314

122

-51

188

Greenwich

1.670

171

2.313

96

273

-10

298

249

67

Harrow

35

-24

112

701

-6

98

97

110

21

Havering

59

43

58

-9

46

83

64

207

182

Hillingdon

232

240

290

284

73

310

231

238

319

Hounslow

324

107

559

102

211

83

325

272

66

Kingston upon Thames

109

9

119

54

48

102

50

-9

-26

Merton

1,187

98

-140

49

18

77

75

141

96

Redbridge

136

196

610

147

-44

196

98

32

28

Richmond upon Thames

10

123

6.330

-79

-43

-12

78

-26

77

Sutton

108

90

218

155

-186

284

^3

41

491

Waltham Forest

583

235

1,212

2.319

-25

-90

124

-127

47

Notes:

Figures from 1998 to 2001 are based on counts of self-contained units only. From 2002 the stock figures include self-contained units and bed spaces. There is no change given between 2001-02 as these data are not comparable. From 2005 some general needs stock was reclassified as supported stock. This may have resulted in some of the older person stock being counted as bed spaces rather than self-contained units.

Source:

Tenant Services Authority’s regulatory and statistical return (for RSL stock).

Figures for RSLs include general needs, supported housing and housing for older people accommodation. Figures from 1998 to 2001 are based on counts of self-contained units only. From 2002 onwards the figures in this table are not comparable to estimates for years previous to 2002 in the table because the stock figures from 2002 onwards include social rent bed spaces as well as social rent self-contained units; estimates for years previous to 2002 are based on self-contained units only.