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New Build Housing Starts and Completions

Quarterly time series data on Scottish approvals, starts and completions by sector

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Build Type
  1. Approvals
  2. Completions
  3. Starts
Housing Sector
  1. All
  2. Private
  3. Social - Housing Associations
  4. Social - Local Authority
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 1996-Q2
  2. 1996-Q3
  3. 1996-Q4
  4. 1997-Q1
  5. 1997-Q2
  6. 1997-Q3
  7. 1997-Q4
  8. 1998-Q1
  9. 1998-Q2
  10. 1998-Q3
  11. 1998-Q4
  12. 1999-Q1
  13. 1999-Q2
  14. 1999-Q3
  15. 1999-Q4
  16. 2000-Q1
  17. 2000-Q2
  18. 2000-Q3
  19. 2000-Q4
  20. 2001-Q1
  21. 2001-Q2
  22. 2001-Q3
  23. 2001-Q4
  24. 2002-Q1
  25. 2002-Q2
  26. 2002-Q3
  27. 2002-Q4
  28. 2003-Q1
  29. 2003-Q2
  30. 2003-Q3
  31. 2003-Q4
  32. 2004-Q1
  33. 2004-Q2
  34. 2004-Q3
  35. 2004-Q4
  36. 2005-Q1
  37. 2005-Q2
  38. 2005-Q3
  39. 2005-Q4
  40. 2006-Q1
  41. 2006-Q2
  42. 2006-Q3
  43. 2006-Q4
  44. 2007-Q1
  45. 2007-Q2
  46. 2007-Q3
  47. 2007-Q4
  48. 2008-Q1
  49. 2008-Q2
  50. 2008-Q3
  51. 2008-Q4
  52. 2009-Q1
  53. 2009-Q2
  54. 2009-Q3
  55. 2009-Q4
  56. 2010-Q1
  57. 2010-Q2
  58. 2010-Q3
  59. 2010-Q4
  60. 2011-Q1
  61. 2011-Q2
  62. 2011-Q3
  63. 2011-Q4
  64. 2012-Q1
  65. 2012-Q2
  66. 2012-Q3
  67. 2012-Q4
  68. 2013-Q1
  69. 2013-Q2
  70. 2013-Q3
  71. 2013-Q4
  72. 2014-Q1
  73. 2014-Q2
  74. 2014-Q3
  75. 2014-Q4
  76. 2015-Q1
  77. 2015-Q2
  78. 2015-Q3
  79. 2015-Q4
  80. 2016-Q1
  81. 2016-Q2
  82. 2016-Q3
  83. 2016-Q4
  84. 2017-Q1
  85. 2017-Q2
  86. 2017-Q3
  87. 2017-Q4
  88. 2018-Q1
  89. 2018-Q2
  90. 2018-Q3
  91. 2018-Q4
  92. 2019-Q1
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
  3. Health Board Areas
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Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
12/12/2016
Modified
11/06/2019
Next update due
September 2019
Description

Quarterly time series data on Scottish approvals, starts and completions by sector

For more information visit http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/NewBuild.

Figures for all housing sectors starts, are the sum of private starts, local authority starts and housing association approvals (not starts).

Approvals, starts and completions are all measured for the housing association figures. Approval is the point at which funding is granted and, along with completion, is a significant part of the administration process meaning that the data should be of good quality. Starts meanwhile can be recorded at any point in the development, for example when site clearance begins or any point up to the beginning of ground works for foundations. As a result approvals are generally deemed a better measure than starts for housing association data.

Details
Confidentiality Policy

Data on the number of dwellings being built is collected at a site level. Sensitive or confidential information relating to individuals is not collected. Much of the information about housing developments is likely to be already publicly available, for example though Housing Land Audits and planning permission requests.

Quality Management

The precise timing of when starts and completions are recorded in the statistics often depends on the timing of building control inspections. Revisions occur in the quarterly series to allocate starts and completions to the correct quarters based on information received from the administrative systems. For example, a building control inspector may not visit a site following completion until the following quarter – the completions when they are extracted from the administrative systems would be allocated to the correct quarter of completion resulting in a revision to the previously published statistics.

Several quality assurance methods are carried out on the data. For example, the data is compared to previous quarters’ figures and to the same quarter’s figures from the previous year to look for any unusual changes. The figures are also compared to information from other sources, such as Registers for Scotland and NHBC, to assess the consistency in the figures produced.

Accuracy and Reliability

Estimates for new private house building in Highland have been used because of outstanding returns since 2006 quarter 3. Starts data for the missing quarters have been calculated by estimating Highland's contribution to national new build housing starts, based on previous years.

Completions estimates have now been revised to incorporate information from an alternative datasource, Highland's Housing Land Audit completions database. Due to discrepancies in data for some previous quarters these figures have been extended back to the start of 2000. The result of this is a total increase in Highland's private new build figures of 0.6% of the Scottish total, affecting the previously published figures between January 2000 and June 2008.

Coherence and Comparability

These statistics are not seasonally adjusted, so comparisons with the previous quarter will include some seasonal effects. As a result figures are often compared to those for the same quarter one year earlier.

Comparisons can be made to the rest of the UK. These figures are published by the Department for Communities and Local Government and can be found here. For more information on the comparability between the countries of the UK, see page 5 of the explanatory document.

Accessibility and Clarity

This dataset contains information on dwellings started and completed in Scotland, updated quarterly. It includes those built by Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords (housing associations) and private developers: both commercial and individuals.

Data on private and local authority new building is provided by quarterly returns from councils (NB1 and NB2) and data on new housing provided by housing associations is drawn by the Scottish Government from data on the administration of housing support grants.

Started

A dwelling is regarded as started on the date that work begins on the foundations of the block of which the dwelling will form a part, and not on the date when site preparations begin. Due to delays in registering starts, some dwellings will be recorded as having been started in the quarter following the one in which this actually took place. Currently, approvals for housing association dwelling are registered as a proxy for starts, however actual starts data for 2009/10 is now available.

Completed

A dwelling is completed when it is ready for occupation, whether it is in fact occupied or not and, if occupied, whether or not a full completion certificate has been issued. If a dwelling is transferred to another agency after completion it is considered to have been completed by the first agency. When we are made aware of the completion of a dwelling retrospectively, we make every effort to revise our figures to include the house in the quarter in which it was in fact completed.

Relevance

The new build housing statistics measure construction activity undertaken during the quarter to monitor the new build component of housing supply. The statistics record the new build activity undertaken, rather than the sales of new build houses. As such they are not intended to provide a direct measure of housing market activity. Neither are they a measure of housing tenure. Although the supply of new houses is strongly related to housing market activity there are many other influences on the housing market, such as house prices, the availability of mortgage finance, households’ disposable income, buyer confidence, etc. which will influence households decisions to purchase a house.

Timeliness and Punctuality

Social sector data is available a quarter ahead of the private sector data due to the timings of the receipt of data from local authority contacts.

Quarterly statistical tables are published on the Scottish Government Housing Statistics website as soon as possible once data collection, data processing and preparation of tables and publication material is complete . The all-sectors data is generally published around six months after the end of time period referred to, with social sector data having three months less of a lag due to the different timings of receipt of data as described above. The open data platform will be updated as soon as possible after publication. We aim to have the dataset updated within a week of publishing the quarterly housing statistics data.

Revisions

Quarterly new build figures are subject to routine revisions as more complete information becomes available. These revisions are made when the next quarter's data is published.

Housing Association figures may be subject to revisions at the end of each financial year, so figures for incomplete financial years should be treated as provisional.

Further information on routine revisions is available on request from housingstatistics@gov.scot .

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/new-build-housing-starts-and-completions
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Build Type
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/buildType
(not locked to a value)
Housing Sector
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/housingSector
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/new-build-housing-starts-and-completions

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/new-build-housing-starts-and-completions

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/new-build-housing-starts-and-completions/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 36,283 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 7
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 36,272
All metadata
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This dataset contains information on dwellings started and completed in Scotland, updated quarterly. It includes those built by Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords (housing associations) and private developers: both commercial and individuals. Data on private and local authority new building is provided by quarterly returns from councils (NB1 and NB2) and data on new housing provided by housing associations is drawn by the Scottish Government from data on the administration of housing support grants. *Started* A dwelling is regarded as started on the date that work begins on the foundations of the block of which the dwelling will form a part, and not on the date when site preparations begin. Due to delays in registering starts, some dwellings will be recorded as having been started in the quarter following the one in which this actually took place. Currently, approvals for housing association dwelling are registered as a proxy for starts, however actual starts data for 2009/10 is now available. *Completed* A dwelling is completed when it is ready for occupation, whether it is in fact occupied or not and, if occupied, whether or not a full completion certificate has been issued. If a dwelling is transferred to another agency after completion it is considered to have been completed by the first agency. When we are made aware of the completion of a dwelling retrospectively, we make every effort to revise our figures to include the house in the quarter in which it was in fact completed. xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
Estimates for new private house building in Highland have been used because of outstanding returns since 2006 quarter 3. Starts data for the missing quarters have been calculated by estimating Highland's contribution to national new build housing starts, based on previous years. Completions estimates have now been revised to incorporate information from an alternative datasource, Highland's Housing Land Audit completions database. Due to discrepancies in data for some previous quarters these figures have been extended back to the start of 2000. The result of this is a total increase in Highland's private new build figures of 0.6% of the Scottish total, affecting the previously published figures between January 2000 and June 2008. xsd:string
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Quarterly time series data on Scottish approvals, starts and completions by sector xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
These statistics are not seasonally adjusted, so comparisons with the previous quarter will include some seasonal effects. As a result figures are often compared to those for the same quarter one year earlier. Comparisons can be made to the rest of the UK. These figures are published by the Department for Communities and Local Government and can be found [here](https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-house-building). For more information on the comparability between the countries of the UK, see page 5 of the [explanatory document](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/QuarterlyHSexplanation). xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
Data on the number of dwellings being built is collected at a site level. Sensitive or confidential information relating to individuals is not collected. Much of the information about housing developments is likely to be already publicly available, for example though Housing Land Audits and planning permission requests. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:housingstatistics@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
December 12, 2016 16:31 xsd:dateTime
December 19, 2016 16:03 xsd:dateTime
February 22, 2017 13:52 xsd:dateTime
March 21, 2017 14:10 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
June 11, 2019 09:06 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Quarterly time series data on Scottish approvals, starts and completions by sector For more information visit [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/NewBuild.](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/HSfS/NewBuild) Figures for all housing sectors starts, are the sum of private starts, local authority starts and housing association approvals (not starts). Approvals, starts and completions are all measured for the housing association figures. Approval is the point at which funding is granted and, along with completion, is a significant part of the administration process meaning that the data should be of good quality. Starts meanwhile can be recorded at any point in the development, for example when site clearance begins or any point up to the beginning of ground works for foundations. As a result approvals are generally deemed a better measure than starts for housing association data. xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/new-build-housing-starts-and-completions
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
September 2019 xsd:string
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Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
The precise timing of when starts and completions are recorded in the statistics often depends on the timing of building control inspections. Revisions occur in the quarterly series to allocate starts and completions to the correct quarters based on information received from the administrative systems. For example, a building control inspector may not visit a site following completion until the following quarter – the completions when they are extracted from the administrative systems would be allocated to the correct quarter of completion resulting in a revision to the previously published statistics. Several quality assurance methods are carried out on the data. For example, the data is compared to previous quarters’ figures and to the same quarter’s figures from the previous year to look for any unusual changes. The figures are also compared to information from other sources, such as Registers for Scotland and NHBC, to assess the consistency in the figures produced. xsd:string
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Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
The new build housing statistics measure construction activity undertaken during the quarter to monitor the new build component of housing supply. The statistics record the new build activity undertaken, rather than the sales of new build houses. As such they are not intended to provide a direct measure of housing market activity. Neither are they a measure of housing tenure. Although the supply of new houses is strongly related to housing market activity there are many other influences on the housing market, such as house prices, the availability of mortgage finance, households’ disposable income, buyer confidence, etc. which will influence households decisions to purchase a house. xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Quarterly new build figures are subject to routine revisions as more complete information becomes available. These revisions are made when the next quarter's data is published. Housing Association figures may be subject to revisions at the end of each financial year, so figures for incomplete financial years should be treated as provisional. Further information on routine revisions is available on request from housingstatistics@gov.scot . xsd:string
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Housing http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/housing
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
Social sector data is available a quarter ahead of the private sector data due to the timings of the receipt of data from local authority contacts. Quarterly statistical tables are published on the [Scottish Government Housing Statistics website](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration) as soon as possible once data collection, data processing and preparation of tables and publication material is complete . The all-sectors data is generally published around six months after the end of time period referred to, with social sector data having three months less of a lag due to the different timings of receipt of data as described above. The open data platform will be updated as soon as possible after publication. We aim to have the dataset updated within a week of publishing the quarterly housing statistics data. xsd:string
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Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
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