In the three months July to September there were 25,870 seasonally adjusted house building starts in England – 9% lower than in the previous quarter but 67% above the trough in the March quarter 2009, and 48% below their March quarter 2007 peak.
Private enterprise housing starts (seasonally adjusted) were 7% lower than in the June quarter 2010. Starts by housing associations were 14% lower over the same period.
Housing completions in England (seasonally adjusted) were slightly lower this quarter, down from 26,600 in the June quarter 2010 to 26,470 in the September quarter 2010. This compares to a 1% rise between the March 2010 and the June 2010 quarters.