Local Authority and other public sector stock were reported by local authorities in the Local Authority Housing Statistics return as at 31 March (latest 2022) and include non-permanent dwellings. Due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there was a lower response rate for the LAHS return for 2020 compared to previous years. As such, the reductions seen in Local Authority stock and Other Public Sector stock may reflect lower data quality rather than real changes.

Private Registered Provider here refers to registered providers of social housing (previously known as Housing Associations or Registered Social Landlords). These figures include all self-contained units and bedspaces as at 31 March, as collected in the Homes and Communities Agency's Statistical Data Return.

Other public sector might be 0 for some local authorities that did not submit any data. 

Total stock figures use the census 2021 as a baseline, with information on subsequent changes to the dwelling stock collected annually as at 31 March through the Housing Flows Reconciliation form and 'joint returns' from the Greater London Authority.

Private stock is calculated by the residual.


The Office for National Statistics has recommended that the most suitable method for producing estimates of total dwelling stock at the national and regional levels is to use the census count as a baseline and project this forward using information on annual net supply of housing. The ONS also recommends that, to maintain consistency, the same methodology should be used to produce estimates at the district level.

Figures for the total dwelling stock and private sector are estimates and are therefore expressed to the nearest ten dwellings at district level and thousand dwellings at the England level because they should not be considered as accurate to the nearest dwelling.

For years 2010 and 2011, figures in columns 'Private Sector' and 'Total' have been revised because annual estimates of the total dwelling stock between 2002 and 2011 have been adjusted since the 2011 census dwelling count became available.

Tenure breakdown is not available for years prior to 2010.

Frequency: Calendar Year

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Number of Dwellings by Tenure and district (10.80 kB)

Number of dwellings by tenure type in England, Surrey and Surrey districts for the period 2010 - 2022