Housing Starts in the United Kingdom decreased to 15930 units in the second quarter of 2020 from 33010 units in the first quarter of 2020. source: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, UK

Housing Starts in the United Kingdom averaged 38250.65 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 January of 2021.

Housing Starts in the United Kingdom is expected to be 27750.00 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 30900.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Housing Starts is projected to trend around 32330.00 units in 2021 and 38710.00 units in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Housing Starts

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15930.00 33010.00 69520.00 15930.00 1978 - 2020 units Quarterly
Volume, SA

United Kingdom Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Housing Starts 15930.00 33010.00 69520.00 15930.00 units [+]
Construction Output -1.40 -2.20 24.00 -44.50 percent [+]
Housing Index 436.90 436.10 436.90 45.16 points [+]
Mortgage Approvals 105.00 98.30 151.80 9.36 Thousand [+]
Nationwide Housing Prices 460.66 460.88 460.88 98.95 points [+]
Construction Orders 0.60 -46.20 37.40 -46.20 percent [+]
Construction PMI 54.60 54.70 64.60 8.20 points [+]
Home Loans 5678.00 4466.00 10375.00 -287.00 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.