Why we worry about housing: more new households than new homes

19 April 2015

England is going to have a projected 220,000 extra households per year between 2012 and 2022.

The supply of new housing has fallen far short of that figure—119,000 homes were built in England in 2014.

It's a long-term concern. The number of completed new homes has been falling for some time—there haven't been 200,000 new dwellings built in any year since 1980.

'household' could be someone living alone, a family living in the same place, or a group sharing accommodation.


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