New housing

Housing starts, completions and net additions

In terms of increasing the housing stock, there were 6,180 permanent dwellings started in 2018/19 in the North East LEP area including:

  • 5,530 started by the private sector
  • 510 started by housing association
  • 140 started by local authorities

The rate of housing starts in the North East LEP area (measured against the stock of dwellings in April 2018) was below that of England excluding London but similar to that of England as a whole in 2018/19. 

There were 6,500 dwellings completed during 2018/19. Again, the majority of these were in the private sector (5,710), with 640 completions by housing associations and 150 by local authorities.  The rate of housing completions (measured against the stock of dwellings in April 2018) was slightly below that of England excluding London and slightly above that of England as a whole. 

A number of other processes (e.g. conversations, demolition) also affect the overall housing stock. In total, there were 7,286 net additional dwellings in the North East LEP area in 2018/19. This is equivalent to 7.9 net additional dwellings for every 1,000 existing dwellings (or an increase of 0.8%). This is a lower rate than England excluding London and England as a whole (both 10.0 per 1,000 existing dwellings). 

Housebuilding starts and completions per 1,000 dwellings, 2018/19

Last updated:
20/08/2019
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Permanent dwellings started and completed, by tenure and LEP area (MHCLG live tables 253 and 255, last updated 4 July 2019) and Number of dwellings by tenure and district (MHCLG live tables 100 and 125, last updated 24 May 2019)

Data information: Based on North East LEP, England excluding London and England



Net additional dwellings per 1,000 dwellings, 2018/19

Last updated:
25/11/2019
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Housing supply; net additional dwellings, by local authority district (MHCLG live table 122, last updated 14 November 2019) and Number of dwellings by tenure and district (MHCLG live table 100, last updated 24 May 2019)

Data information: Based on North East LEP, England excluding London and England