Housing Starts in the United Kingdom increased to 42110 units in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 35710 units in the third quarter of 2020. source: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, UK

Housing Starts in the United Kingdom averaged 38258.31 units from 1978 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 69520 units in the second quarter of 1978 and a record low of 15930 units in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Housing Starts - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Housing Starts - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on April of 2021.

Housing Starts in the United Kingdom is expected to be 30250.00 units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Housing Starts in the United Kingdom to stand at 32330.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Housing Starts is projected to trend around 38710.00 units in 2022 and 44710.00 units in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Housing Starts

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
42110.00 35710.00 69520.00 15930.00 1978 - 2020 units Quarterly
Volume, SA

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 42110.00 35710.00 69520.00 15930.00 units [+]
Construction Output -3.00 -3.90 24.00 -44.30 percent [+]
Housing Index 434.02 434.25 436.08 45.16 points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 87.67 97.35 151.80 9.43 Thousand [+]
Nationwide Housing Prices 463.08 460.96 463.08 98.95 points [+]
Construction Orders -12.90 0.90 37.40 -43.90 percent [+]
Construction PMI 53.30 49.20 64.60 8.20 points [+]
Home Loans 6171.00 5283.00 10365.00 -352.00 GBP Million [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.20 65.00 73.30 63.40 percent [+]


United Kingdom Housing Starts
In the UK, a house or a flat is counted as started on the date work begins on the laying of the foundation. Thus when foundation work commences on a pair of semi-detached houses two houses are started, and when work begins on a block of flats all the dwellings which that block will contain are started. The starts of houses in building schemes are usually phased over a period of weeks or even, in very large schemes, months.