Housing statistics quarterly update: March 2022

A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update: New Housebuilding and Affordable Housing Supply (published 29 March 2022)

This statistical publication provides information on the latest trends in:

  • Quarterly all-sector and private-led new housebuilding starts and completions to end June 2021, and social sector new housebuilding starts and completions to end September 2021 (with an update provided for the latest two quarters).
  • UK House Price Index Official Statistics on new build sales transactions, as a measure of private-led new housebuilding activity in Scotland to end October 2021.
  • Quarterly Affordable Housing Supply Programme approvals, starts and completions, by type, to end December 2021.

The publication also presents annual rates of new housebuilding and affordable housing supply per head of population, including comparisons to other UK countries.

Chart 1: Annual all-sector new housebuilding starts and completions both increased in the latest year to end June 2021, with activity levels increasing after being affected by COVID-19 lockdown measures in the previous year

Annual all sector new build starts and completions in years to end June from 2007 to 2021

Background information including Excel tables and explanatory notes on data sources and quality are available in the Housing Statistics webpages.


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