Numbers of houses demolished, closed, or taken out of housing use are collected from local authorities via the Stock4 return (Part A). Figures are available for all tenures, local authority owned housing, and non-local authority owned housing (i.e. Housing Associations and privately owned dwellings).
The return was issued to local authorities for completion each quarter, until the first quarter of 2007, when it became an annual data collection, and now forms part of the Housing Statistics Annual Return.
Revisions were made to the 2016/17 set of figures in March 2018.