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Housing outlook

Interactive data dashboard


The Housing Outlook contains twelve interactive charts which indicate market trends, housing’s impact on living standards and housing policy developments. Where possible, we present regional breakdowns to improve understanding of how trends play out differently across the country. All data can be downloaded, and are updated each quarter along with the publication of the Housing Outlook.


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Housing Outlook Q2 2021

The impact of Covid-19 on housing demand across the UK

In Housing Outlook this quarter, we consider how Covid-19 has affected housing demand across the UK. In the absence of good rental data, we look below the surface of rising house prices, and consider the impact of home working and lockdowns, as well as Government policy, on housing preferences. Studies for the US suggest that the pandemic has precipitated significant ‘urban flight’, with housing demand shifting from city centres to less densely populated areas. We find some evidence of this phenomenon here in the UK: local authorities with the fewest residents per square kilometre saw prices rise by 10 per...

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The health of the housing market effects – and reflects – the health of the economy as a whole. This basket of indicators contains national and regional trends in house price and rental price growth; housing sales and mortgage approvals. We also provide a timely estimate of house price growth, one month ahead of official data. View topic
Housing matters for family living standards in the here and now, and in the future. Here we provide national and regional indicators tracking housing tenure; the number of families with children living in the private rented sector; day-to-day housing costs and the years needed to save for a typical deposit. View topic
Governments and politicians can have a big effect on housing, for good and for ill. In this basket of indicators we track housing supply, housing stock relative to the number of families; housing benefit coverage and Help to Buy sales – tracking trends at the national and regional level. View topic
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