Housing statistics for Kent are gathered using annual site surveys and statistical information from other sources. This information is used to record past trends and plan for future requirements.
Housing completion numbers and rates of development in Kent are available from the annual Housing Information Audit (HIA):
- Kent local authorities - Dwelling completions (PDF, 354.5 KB)
- Kent local authorities - Housing Land supply (PDF, 490.6 KB)
Future housing growth is the main component in our population forecasts.
Another measure of new dwellings is the information on Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Each new building constructed, sold or let since 2008 is issued with an EPC so the data is a good indication of new dwellings in Kent which can compared nationally.
The MHCLG also publish Land Use Change Statistics data which show new residential addresses in relation to the previous land use. (PDF, 1.6 MB)