Housing statistics quarterly update: September 2020

Trends in new build housing starts and completions by sector, and the Affordable Housing Supply Programme.

Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update: New Housebuilding and Affordable Housing Supply (published 29 September 2020)

This quarterly statistical publication provides information on recent trends in:

  • The number of new housebuilding starts and completions by sector.
  • The number of Affordable Housing Supply Programme approvals, starts and completions, by type.

Headline figures on all-sector and private-led new housebuilding starts and completions are presented up to end December 2019, whilst other figures are presented up to either end March or end June 2020 where more recent data allows.

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

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

Chart 1: Annual all-sector new housebuilding starts and completions have both increased substantially over the last two years, with the number of completions in 2019 now higher than the level seen in 2008 (years to end December)
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