The UK Government use the term / slogan ‘levelling up’ and here is an example of the need for such, in housing terms. Above graphic only covers England. Would be interesting to view such map extended to the all the devolved regions also, and our EU neighbours in the South of Ireland.
Below are the corresponding figures for NI, which are off the colour scale provided, therefore may be coloured near black by comparison. Levelling up is happening faster with our EU neighbours !
New Dwelling Starts/Completions (Private+Public) Starts ; Completions
2020 Jul – Sept ; 1,655 ; 1,831
Oct – Dec ; 1,587 ; 2,141
2021 Jan – Mar ; 1,982 ; 1,785
Apr – Jun ; 2,239 ; 2,003
Total ; 7,463 ; 7,760
Existing Dwelling Stock ; 728,341 ; 728,341
(Source LPS – June 2021)
Starts/Completions per 1000 dwellings ; 10.25 ; 10.65
General data Source: LPS – Statistics Branch (from District Councils BC data, published 18 August 2021)