To develop a wider understanding of what councils are doing in relation to council housing across the country, we are asking supporters if they could do a bit of research in relation to their town/city. If you know where the sources of information are it is not a very onerous task.
First, of all, councils send in data returns every year to the Ministry of Housing. You can find the tables on the Ministry website. This link shows the last available year. It breaks down statistics at the local authority level.
You will find 10 tabs with information on the following:
|A||Dwellings stock||This will show Social Rent and Affordable rent numbers, and the break-down of stock by bedroom numbers|
|B||Sales and transfers||The number of right to buy sales and value|
|C||Allocations||This shows the break-down of the waiting list and the “reasonable preference group”|
|D||Lettings and nominations||The number of leettings and where they came from|
|E||Vacants||A breakdown of the “voids”, hw long they have been empty|
|F||Condition of dwelling stock||This shows maintenance carried out and planned maintenance for the next financial year|
|G||Stock Management||Average re-let times and evicitons|
|H||Rent and Rent Arrears||This shows the average social and affordable rent for each category according to bedroom numbers, the rent roll, what’s colected, and arrears|
|I||Affordable Housing Supply||The number of homes built or bought according to tenure type|
|J||Affordable housing starts||“Affordable housing” starts tenure and type|
This page enables you to look at the last 10 years statistical data returns.
This page will enable you to find a wider range of housing statistics.
You can find the national statistics for HRAs overall on page 24 of this document