New home registrations up 17% year on year

More than 14,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in April according to NHBC’s latest registration statistics – an increase of 17% compared to a year ago.

Nearly 2,200 more homes were registered last month compared to 12 months ago and 373 more homes were completed than in 2015.

Commenting on the latest figures, NHBC Chief Executive Mike Quinton said:

“April’s new home figures show that the industry enjoyed a successful month, with registration numbers well ahead of this time last year.”

There was also a slight decrease on last year’s figures as 40,399 new homes were registrations in the rolling quarter (February 2016 – April 2016) compared to last year’s 40,877.

Notable growth was recorded in the North East (+47%), South East (+23%) and Yorkshire & Humberside (+18%).

Figures

2016 April new home registrations
11,258 private sector / 2,970 public sector
Total: 14,228

2015 April new home registrations
8,988 private sector /3,213 public sector
Total: 12,201

Completions
2016 April – 10,378 (+4%)
2015 April – 10,005

Country/Region

Feb ‘16 – Apr ‘16

Feb ‘15 – Apr ‘15

England – Regions    
North East

1,475

1,002

North West

3,471

3,579

Yorkshire & the Humber

2,288

1,936

West Midlands

3,405

4,375

East Midlands

3,128

3,746

Eastern

3,934

4,692

South West

4,273

4,480

Greater London

5,807

5,357

South East

7,805

6,326

Totals for England

35,586

35,493

Scotland – Councils

3,049

3,273

Wales – Unitary Authorities

1,043

1,349

Northern Ireland – Counties

721

762

Totals for UK

 40,399

 40,877