1. Abstract

Responsibility for the collection and publication of construction statistics transferred from the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to Office for National Statistics (ONS) in March 2008.

Following the transfer we consulted with known users to assess their needs. During this consultation a number of respondents requested information that was already available from other sources.

This report lists the known sources of information on and related to the construction industry. These include information on employees, employment, enterprises, output and new orders in the construction industry, as well as the contribution of the industry to the economy. Related information, for example, housing, is also included.

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2. Introduction

Responsibility for the collection and publication of construction statistics transferred from BERR (Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) to Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 1 March 2008.

We are now the main source of information published specifically on the construction industry. There are however, a number of other sources of information either on or related to the construction industry, which are available to users:

  • we run a number of longstanding surveys, which collect information on enterprises and employees across all industries, including the construction industry; some of these surveys produce outputs at industry level; since 2015, we have also produced construction price indices on a quarterly basis

  • the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) also collects and publishes some information on construction materials in the industry

  • other government departments collect and publish information relating to the construction industry, for example, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) hold and publish information on planning applications

  • other non-government organisations collect information about the industry; this may or may not be publicly available

Following the transfer of responsibility for construction statistics we consulted with known users to assess their needs against the current set of data collected. During this user consultation a number of respondents requested information about areas outside the ONS construction statistics collection. We found that many of the requests were for information that was already available from other sources, for example, information on stocks and earnings.

This report lists the known sources of information on and related to the construction industry. There may be other sources of information that would be generally useful to construction statistics users. If you are aware of any source that is not included in this report please inform the author so that it can be updated.

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3. General overview

Construction Statistics Annual

Coverage: UK

Description: Brings together under one cover a wide range of statistics that are currently available on the construction industry. The annual publication contains data and analysis on construction output and new orders, employment, output price and cost indices, planning applications, housing, international and regional comparisons.

Source(s): Numerous Office for National Statistics, other government department and non-government surveys

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Construction Statistics

Links to further information on sources included in appropriate chapter.

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4. Information available on output and new orders in the construction industry

4.1 Output

Output (Great Britain)

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: A measure of the output of the Great Britain construction industry, split by sector, type of work and region.

Source(s): Monthly Business Survey for businesses classified to construction according to Standard Industrial Classification1 (2007)

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs and further information on source: Output in the construction industry

Link to output before November 2015: Output in the construction industry archived

Output (Northern Ireland)

Coverage: Northern Ireland

Description: A measure of output of the construction industry in Northern Ireland, containing additional information on the structure of the industry.

Source(s): Northern Ireland Quarterly Construction Enquiry (QCE)

Organisation responsible: Northern Ireland Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

Link to outputs: Northern Ireland construction output statistics

Link to further information on source: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)

Output - Contribution to gross domestic product (GDP)

Coverage: UK

Description: A measure of the contribution of the UK construction industry to the UK gross domestic product (GDP)2.

Source(s): Based on Office for National Statistics output in the construction industry series and numerous other sources

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Preliminary Estimate of GDP and UK National Accounts Blue Book

Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics

Output

Coverage: Most of world

Description: A measure of output, gross value added, and fixed assets by industries at current prices.

Source(s): Individual countries’ GDP publications

Organisation responsible: United Nations

Link to outputs and further information on source: United Nations

Turnover, purchase of goods, expenditure, stocks and work

Coverage: UK

Description: This provides information on the following:

  • total turnover

  • approximate gross value added at basic prices

  • total purchases of goods, materials and services

  • total net capital expenditure

  • total net capital expenditure – acquisitions

  • total net capital expenditure – disposals

  • total stocks and work in progress – value at end of year

  • total stocks and work in progress – value at beginning of year

  • total stocks and work in progress – increase during year

Source(s): Annual Business Survey (ABS)

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Annual Business Survey (ABS) statistics (select year, select “View all data used” and search for “Sections”, download and select “Section F” in the spreadsheet)

For a review of the history and background of the ABS, known from 1997 to 2008 as the Annual Business Inquiry part 2, please see the Annual Business Survey.

Turnover – Architects

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: Information on work being undertaken by architects and other such professionals are often seen as an early indicator of potential construction industry output. Turnover of the services and distributive trades is published for Standard Industrial Classification 2003 (SIC 2003) 74.20 (that is, 71.1 in SIC (2007)) “Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy”. Source(s): Index of Services and Turnover and Orders in Production and Services Industries Survey

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Distributive and Service Trades and Turnover and Orders in Production and Services Industries (download the spreadsheet, table on “TOPSI 13”)

Link to further information on source TOPSI: Monthly Business Surveys (Production and Services)

Workload – Architects

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on architects’ workload as an early measure of activity in the construction industry.

Source(s): The Architects Workload Survey

Organisation responsible: Mirza and Nacey Research

Link to outputs and further information on source: The Fees Bureau (By annual subscription)

4.2 New orders

New orders (Great Britain)

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: Information on construction new orders (current price and constant price seasonally adjusted) broken down by sector and, in current prices, by region and by type of work.

Source(s): Barbour ABI

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to new orders and further information on source: New Orders in the Construction Industry

Link to new orders before Q4 2013: New Orders in the Construction Industry (Archived)

Link to further information on source: Barbour ABI

Notes for: Information available on output and new orders in the construction industry

  1. Statistics on the construction industry are provided by two main Government departments: Office for National Statistics and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The construction industry is classified using the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 2007.

  2. Gross domestic product (GDP) is one of the measures of national income and output for a given country's economy. GDP is defined as the total market value of all final goods and services produced within the country in a given period of time.

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5. Information available on the construction industry

5.1 Price and cost indices

Construction Output Price Indices

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: Since taking responsibility for the Construction Price and Cost Indices (CPCIs) on 1 April 2015 from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Office for National Statistics (ONS) has developed a construction output price index. This index has been put together in a short time frame and uses existing ONS data sources, the majority of which are National Statistics.

Source(s): Prices Division

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs and further information on source: Construction Price and Cost Indices

MTC updating percentages

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: The monthly series is known as BIS MTC Updating Percentages Online (formerly Monthly Adjustments for Maintenance Contracts). The updating percentages may be used as a contractual basis for reimbursement of increased costs for the contracts let on all PSA Schedules of Rate or other forms of maintenance contracts as well as assisting in updating estimates.

Source(s): Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) surveys

Organisation responsible: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Link to outputs: BCIS MTC Updating Percentages (Annual subscription charge)

Link to further information on source: BCIS

Price adjustment formulae indices

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: The monthly series is known as BIS Price Adjustment Formulae Indices Online (formerly NEDO or Baxter Indices). These indices are used in conjunction with the Formula Methods of adjusting building, specialist engineering and civil engineering contracts to allow for changes in the costs of labour, plant and materials.

Source(s): Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) surveys Organisation responsible: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Link to outputs: BCIS Price Adjustment Formulae Indices (Annual subscription charge)

Link to further information on source: BCIS

5.2 Employees

Employee jobs

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on the number of employee jobs in the UK: those who are in employment and paid a wage by an employer for the work that they do. This will be greater than the number of employees as some individuals have more than one job. Information is provided by industry.

Source(s): Labour Market Statistics

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Labour Market Statistics (select month required, select “View all data used”, search for “JOBS03”)

Links to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Labour Market

Workforce jobs

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on the number of jobs in the economy by industry. This includes employee jobs, self-employment jobs, HM Armed Forces and government-supported trainees.

Source(s): Labour Market Statistics

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Labour Market Statistics (select month required, select “Workforce jobs” on Table of Contents)

Links to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Labour Market

Employee and self-employed jobs – individuals’ characteristics

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: Number of employee and self-employed jobs by sex and full-time and part-time split by industry.

Source(s): Labour Market Statistics

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Labour Market Statistics (select month required, select “View all data used”, search for “EMP09” and “EMP14”)

Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Labour Market

Employee jobs – by region

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on the number of employee jobs by region.

Source(s): Business Register Employment Survey

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Business Register Employment Survey

Earnings

Coverage: UK

Description: Information about the levels, distribution and make-up of earnings for employees within industries in the UK. Further information is available by selecting year required then reference tables:

  • whole industry level (table 4)

  • region (table 5)

  • sub-industry level (four digit Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)) (table 16)

  • employee age (table 21)

Source(s): Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Labour Market

Average earnings

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: The Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) index is a measure of the change in earnings in Great Britain and is available by industry.

Source(s): Monthly Wages and Salaries Survey

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Labour Market Statistics (select month required, select “Average weekly earnings” on Table of Contents)

Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Labour Market

Hours worked

Coverage: UK

Description: Information about the total hours worked by employees within industries.

Source(s): Labour Force Survey

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Labour Market Statistics (select month required, select “Actual hours worked” on Table of Contents)

Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Labour Market

Hours paid for

Coverage: UK

Description: Information about the levels, distribution and make-up of earnings for employees within industries in the UK. Further information is available by selecting year required then reference tables:

  • whole industry level (table 4)

  • region (table 5)

  • sub-industry level (four digit SIC) (table 16)

  • employee age (table 21)

Source(s): Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (select month required, select “Hours paid” on Table of Contents)

Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Labour Market

Professional services in the construction industry

Coverage: UK

Description: An analysis of the percentage of migrants by industry (1997 to 2008)

Source(s): Labour Force Survey

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs and further information on source: Construction Industry Council

Skills and training in the construction industry

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on size of the UK market for construction professional services.

Source(s): Professional Services Survey

Organisation responsible: Construction Industry Council

Link to outputs and further information on source: Construction Industry Training Board

5.3 Enterprises

Enterprises and employment

Coverage: UK

Description: Enterprises include Value Added Tax (VAT) traders and Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) employers and excludes voluntary workers, self-employed and working owners who are not paid via PAYE. Further information on the following is available:

  • number of enterprises

  • total employment – point in time

  • total employment – average during the year

  • total employment costs

  • turnover

Source(s): Annual Business Survey (ABS)

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Annual Business Survey Statistics

Enterprises and employment

Coverage: UK

Description: Data available for broad construction sector (SIC group F) gives private sector businesses by industry but other sources should be used for estimates of total employment and turnover in the economy. Further information on the following is available:

  • number of businesses

  • total employment – point in time

  • turnover

Source(s): Business Population Estimates (BPE)

Organisation responsible: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Link to outputs: Business Population Estimates

Link to further information on source: Guide to business statistics

Enterprises and enterprise characteristics

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: Information on the number of firms by trade, employment, class and value of work done. Firms included are those on the ONS’s Inter-Departmental Business Register of businesses, based on Divisions 41 to 43 of Standard Industrial Classification 2007 (SIC 2007).

Source(s): Business Address File and Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR)

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Construction statistics (select year, select “View all data used”, download the spreadsheet)

Enterprises

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on the number of enterprises by industry group, region and size. Enterprises include VAT traders and PAYE employers.

Source(s): Inter-Departmental Business Register

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: UK business (select year, select “View all data used”, select “UK business – activity, size and location”)

Link to further information on source: Inter-Departmental Business Register

Business conditions and expectations

Coverage: England

Description: Provides information about the current economic and business conditions across England. Businesses are asked about their past and current experiences, as well as their expectations for future conditions, including questions on:

  • output

  • stocks

  • employment

  • workforce utilisation

  • capital investment

  • capital utilisation

  • wage and labour costs

  • average prices charged

Source(s): English Business Survey

Organisation responsible: Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Link to outputs: English Business Survey (discontinued on 30 April 2014)

Industry conditions and expectations

Coverage: UK

Description: Provides advance insight into the private sector economy by tracking variables such as output, new orders, employment and prices.

Source(s): Markit and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) UK construction PMI

Organisation responsible: Markit and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

Link to outputs: Markit Economics

See also: A comparison of construction output and Markit CIPS data

Small businesses, VAT registrations and business survival rates

Coverage: UK

Description: Statistics on small businesses, VAT registrations and de-registrations, and business survival rates.

Source(s): VAT registrations

Organisation responsible: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Link to outputs:

Business Demography: Enterprise and business births, deaths and survivals (Business Demography, ONS).

Small Business Survey: Detailed information on SME characteristics with much information for the broad construction sector (SIC group F), including business profiles, performance, capability, support, access to finance and obstacles to business success. A series of reports accompany the data, covering topics such as businesses with no employees, credit risk analysis, family businesses, growth, mentoring, new businesses, businesses led by women and ethnic minorities (Small Business Survey, BEIS).

Redundancy rates

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on redundancy rates and number of redundancies by industry.

Source(s): Labour Force Survey

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Labour Market Statistics (select month required, select “Redundancies” on Table of Contents)

Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Labour Market

Vacancies

Coverage: UK

Description: An estimated total number of vacancies in the UK economy derived from an enterprise-based survey of job vacancies, specified by industry group.

Source(s): Vacancy Survey

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Labour Market Statistics (select month required, select “Vacancies” on Table of Contents)

Link to further information on source: Vacancy Survey

Company liquidations

Coverage: England and Wales

Description: Compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations are published by industry.

Source(s): Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Insolvency Service and Companies House Executive Agencies

Organisation responsible: The Insolvency Service

Link to outputs and further information on source: The Insolvency Service (select link to the latest Insolvency Statistics release; table 2.1)

Company liquidations

Coverage: Scotland

Description: Compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations are published by industry.

Source(s): Administrative records at Companies House, Scotland

Organisation responsible: The Insolvency Service

Link to outputs and further information on source: The Insolvency Service (select the link to the latest Insolvency Statistics release; tables 4.1 and 4.2)

Companies in administration and bankruptcies

Coverage: England and Wales

Description: Administration (Enterprise Act) and company voluntary arrangements by industry and trading-related bankruptcies by industry.

Source(s): Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Insolvency Service and Companies House Executive Agencies

Organisation responsible: The Insolvency Service

Link to outputs and further information on source: The Insolvency Service (select the link to the latest Insolvency Statistics release; tables 2.2 and 2.3)

Research and development

Coverage: UK

Description: Breakdowns of research and development (R&D) spending and employment by UK business across different market sectors. R&D is defined as “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications”. The information includes intramural R&D (that taking place within businesses) and extramural R&D (outside business), as well as funding sources.

Source(s): Survey of Business Enterprise Research and Development

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Business and Enterprise Research and Development

Research and development

Coverage: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries Description: R&D expenditure statistics in the business enterprise sector. Data include business enterprise intramural R&D expenditures by source of funds (business enterprise, government, other national funds, and funds from abroad) and by industry according to the International Standard Industrial Classification. Years covered 1987 onwards. Reported in national currency.

Source(s): Supplied by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries to OECD

Organisation responsible: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Link to outputs and further information on source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (by subscription)

Business innovation

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on innovation in the UK by industry. It covers a wider range of innovation than the Business Enterprise and Research and Development (BERD) data.

Source(s): The UK Innovation Survey

Organisation responsible: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Link to outputs and further information on source: Community Innovation Survey

Business innovation

Coverage: Europe

Description: Information from the Community Innovation Survey (CIS). The CIS is a survey conducted every four years by EU member states that allows the monitoring of Europe’s progress in the area of innovation.

Source(s): Community Innovation Surveys

Organisation responsible: EuroStat

Link to outputs: Eurostat (search for “Community Innovation Survey”)

5.4 National balance sheet (wealth of the nation)

Wealth of the nation

Coverage: UK

Description: Capital stocks, capital consumption and non-financial balance sheets, which measures the wealth of the nation by asset sector. This is primarily a dataset release of net capital stock derived from gross capital stock plus gross fixed capital formation (investment) less capital consumption (depreciation). The data are shown by sector, industry and by asset type.

Source(s):

Capital stocks:

  • for private sector, Quarterly Capital Expenditure Inquiry and Annual Business Survey

  • for central government, local government and public corporations, data are provided from HM Treasury and other public sector sources

Non-financial balance sheets:

  • HM Treasury

  • Annual reports of public corporations and major businesses

  • Various Industry publications

  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy report on Local Authority Assets

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs and further information on source: Office for National Statistics: National Balance Sheet

5.5 Building materials

Building materials – sales and deliveries, production and stocks

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: Monthly statistics of building materials and components includes the latest detailed information on selected building materials and contains monthly data on price indices, bricks, cement and concrete blocks; and quarterly data on sand and gravel, slate, concrete roofing tiles and ready-mixed concrete. In addition, there is annual and quarterly information on the value of total overseas trade in building materials by imports and exports for the UK. It also includes monthly statement of bricks, blocks and cement.

Source(s): Various Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) surveys, overseas trade information from Customs and Excise

Organisation responsible: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Link to outputs and further information on source: Building Materials and Components

Imports and exports – projects lasting less than one year

Coverage: UK

Description: Contracting imports and exports for projects lasting less than one year by industry.

Source(s): International Trade in Services Survey

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: UK Balance of Payments (select “View all data used”, select “2. Trade in goods”)

Imports and exports – projects lasting more than one year

Coverage: UK

Description: The business monitor provides a detailed breakdown of UK foreign direct investment flows, positions (stocks) and earnings (both inward and outward), by country, component and industry.

Source(s): Foreign Direct Investment

Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Foreign Direct Investment Statistics

Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: Foreign Direct Investment

5.6 Buildings

Planning applications

Coverage: England

Description: Quarterly figures on authorities that undertake district and county level planning activities in England. These statistics cover information on planning applications received and decided including decisions on applications for residential developments (dwellings) and enforcement activities.

Source(s): Based on information reported to Department for Communities and Local Government

Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: England – Planning Application Statistics

Planning applications

Coverage: Scotland

Description: Information on planning applications in Scotland.

Source(s): Based on information reported to Scottish Government Planning Group

Organisation responsible: Scottish Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Scotland – Planning Applications Statistics

Planning applications

Coverage: Wales

Description: Information such as speed of determining planning applications and the planning application workload.

Source(s): Development Control Quarterly Survey

Organisation responsible: Welsh Assembly Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Wales – Development Control Quarterly Survey

Planning applications

Coverage: Northern Ireland

Description: Information on the number of applications received, decided, withdrawn and approved and performance on processing applications.

Source(s): Based on information reported to the Planning Service

Organisation responsible: The Planning Service, Northern Ireland

Link to outputs and further information on source: Northern Ireland Planning Statistics

House building

Coverage: Great Britain

Description: Quarterly statistical release showing the number of new build housing starts and completions for the latest available quarter in Great Britain and England and its regions.

Source(s): P2 quarterly house building and information from the National House Building Council (NHBC) on the volume of building control inspections

Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: House building: new build dwellings statistics

Number of non-domestic buildings

Coverage: England and Wales

Description: This publication provides summary statistics on the floorspace and rateable value of non-domestic properties in England and Wales.

Source(s): The information comes from the administrative databases used by the Valuation Office Agency in the process of assessing property in England and Wales

Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government in collaboration with the Valuation Office Agency

Link to outputs and further information on source: Commercial and industrial floorspace and rateable value statistics (please note, this has not been updated since 10 November 2012)

Number of non-domestic buildings

Coverage: Scotland

Description: This output provides information on:

  • valuation roll by assessor and local authority area showing total numbers of subjects and rateable value

  • valuation roll by property classification code, assessor or local authority

  • Council Tax by assessor, local authority or Council Tax band

Source(s): Scottish Assessors Association

Organisation responsible: Scottish Assessors Association

Link to outputs and further information on source: Scottish Assessors Association

Number of non-domestic buildings

Coverage: Northern Ireland

Description: Information on the number of non-domestic buildings for Northern Ireland is available but you have to contact them direct.

Source(s): Land and Property Services Northern Ireland

Organisation responsible: Department of Finance and Personnel

Link to outputs and further information on source: Land and Property Services

Information on new dwellings

Coverage: England

Description: Quarterly statistical release with information on the percentage of new dwellings on previously-developed land, in areas of high flood risk, in the Green Belt and on the density of new development.

Source(s): Land Use Change Statistics

Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Land Use Change Statistics

Dwelling stock

Coverage: UK

Description: Information on dwelling stock data by tenure, region, type of accommodation and year built. Also includes information on vacant dwellings and estimated gains and losses.

Source(s): Department for Communities and Local Government surveys, administrative records

Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Dwelling Stock

5.7 Housing, households and accommodation characteristics

Housing – general

Coverage: UK, some England only Description: This output provides information on:

  • stock
  • house building
  • housing renewal (including Disabled Facilities Grants)
  • household projections
  • housing market and house prices
  • rents, lettings and tenancies
  • homelessness statistics
  • household characteristics
  • housing finance and household expenditure
  • social housing sales (including Right to Buy and transfers)
  • energy efficiency
  • housing and planning statistics annuals and main facts
  • local level statistics
  • local authority housing strategy and business plan data
  • affordable housing supply
  • repossession activity
  • rough sleeping in England
  • supporting people
  • environmental performance of buildings
  • net supply of housing

Source(s): Numerous sources Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Statistics at Department for Communities and Local Government

Housing – general

Coverage: Scotland Description: This output provides information on:

  • household estimates and projections
  • sales to sitting tenants
  • census adjusted tenure tables
  • post census vacant survey (PCVS)

Source(s): Numerous sources Organisation responsible: Scottish Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Scottish Government Housing Statistics

Housing – general

Coverage: Wales Description: This output provides information on:

  • dwelling stock
  • demolitions
  • estimates and projections
  • house building
  • private sector renewal
  • homelessness
  • local authority management
  • possessions and evictions
  • sales
  • rents
  • market and prices
  • gypsy and travellers

Source(s): Numerous sources Organisation responsible: Stats Wales

Link to outputs and further information on source: Welsh Government Housing Statistics

Housing – general

Coverage: Northern Ireland Description: This output provides information on:

  • housing stock
  • planning applications and new dwelling starts and completions
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • housing association
  • housing market activity
  • new house sales and prices
  • actions for mortgage possession
  • new housing starts and completions
  • homelessness

Source(s): Numerous sources Organisation responsible: Department for Communities (Northern Ireland) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

Link to outputs and further information on source: Northern Ireland Housing Statistics

Housing – general

Coverage: Europe and North America Description: This output provides information on:

  • population and households
  • dwelling stock
  • new dwellings
  • value of construction
  • building materials

Source(s): Various sources Organisation responsible: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Link to outputs and further information on source: UNECE Housing Statistics

Household and accommodation characteristics

Coverage: England Description: A selection of information on characteristics of households and their accommodation including:

  • length of residence by tenure
  • economic status by tenure
  • household type by tenure
  • overcrowding by region

Source(s): Household surveys – mainly the Survey of English Housing and Labour Force Survey Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Household Characteristics

Household characteristics and housing conditions

Coverage: England Description: Information on the condition and energy efficiency of housing and the quality of neighbourhood conditions in England. Source(s): English Housing Survey (EHS) Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to output and source information: English Housing Survey

Household characteristics and housing conditions

Coverage: Scotland Description: Information on household composition and housing conditions in Scotland. Source(s): Scottish House Condition Survey Organisation responsible: Scottish Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Scottish House Condition Survey

Household characteristics and housing conditions

Coverage: Wales Description: Information on household composition and housing conditions in Wales. Source(s): Living in Wales Survey Organisation responsible: Welsh Assembly Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Welsh Housing and Community Statistics (please note, this has not been updated since 17 December 2010)

Household characteristics and housing conditions

Coverage: Northern Ireland Description: Information on household composition and housing conditions in Northern Ireland. Source(s): Northern Ireland House Condition Survey Organisation responsible: Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Link to outputs and further information on source: Northern Ireland House Condition Survey

House prices

Coverage: UK Description: Information on average house prices and house price inflation in the UK and its constituent countries. Source(s): Regulated Mortgage Survey (Council of Mortgage Lenders) and HM Land Registry Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to outputs and further information on source: Housing Market and House Prices

5.8 Public and private partnerships and private finance initiatives

Public-private partnerships (PPP) projects

Coverage: UK Description: A record of all public-private partnerships1 within the UK. These projects have all achieved financial close and are primarily private finance initiative2 schemes. Source(s): Private finance units of all the government departments and devolved administrations Organisation responsible: Department for Transport

Link to outputs and further information on source: Annual PFI data (please note, this has not been updated since 18 December 2013)

5.9 Health and safety

Injuries and ill health in construction

Coverage: UK Description: Information on injuries reported in England, Wales and Scotland. Information provided on the total number of injuries, days lost and illnesses within construction industry. Source(s): Reports to enforcing authorities Organisation responsible: Health and Safety Executive

Link to outputs: Construction industry injuries reported in England, Wales and Scotland
Link to further information on source: Health and Safety Executive

Enforcement notices and proceedings instituted

Coverage: UK Description: Information on enforcement notices by industry and information on proceedings instituted by industry. Source(s): Reports to enforcing authorities Organisation responsible: Health and Safety Executive

Link to outputs and further information on source: Health and Safety Index of Data Tables

5.10 Environment and waste

Construction, demolition and excavation waste surveys

Coverage: England Description: Information from a survey of operators of crushers and screens, licensed landfill sites and Paragraph 9 and 19 registered exempt sites. Provides estimates for the arisings and use as aggregate of construction and demolition and excavation waste in England, and for each region and sub-region covered by the Regional Aggregate Working Parties. Source(s): Survey of Arisings and Use of Construction, Demolition and Excavation Waste as Aggregate Organisation responsible: Department for Communities and Local Government

Link to outputs and further information: Construction and Demolition Waste (select year)

Waste and recycling

Coverage: UK Description: Waste and recycling by sector, including construction. Source(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environment Agency and Water UK Organisation responsible: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Link to outputs and further information on source: Construction and Demolition Waste (select year) Link to waste section of Defra website: Reducing and Managing Waste

Environmental impact of the construction industry, summary Coverage: UK Description: This output includes information by industry on:

  • energy consumption
  • atmospheric emissions
  • greenhouse gas and acid rain

Source(s): AEA Energy and Environment, Office for National Statistics, Department for Energy and Climate Change Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: UK National Accounts, The Blue Book (select “View all data used”, select “UK Environmental Accounts”) Link to further information on source: Office for National Statistics: National Accounts methodology and articles

Environmental statistics

Coverage: UK Description: This output includes information on:

  • energy consumption by industrial sector
  • atmospheric emissions by industrial sector
  • greenhouse gas and acid rain precursor emissions by industrial sector
  • total waste arising in the UK by industrial sector

Source(s): AEA Energy and Environment, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Office for National Statistics Organisation responsible: Office for National Statistics

Link to outputs: Environmental Accounts Statistics (select year) Link to further information on source: Environmental Accounts

5.11 Performance

Performance of the construction industry

Coverage: UK Description: The UK Construction Industry Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are national datasets against which a project or a company can benchmark its performance. The data are collected each year from national surveys covering the construction industry and its clients. Source(s): Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) survey and other sources Organisation responsible: HM Land Registry

Link to outputs and further information on source: Key Performance Indicators

Notes for: Information available on the construction industry

  1. Public-private partnership (PPP) describes a government service or private business venture that is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies.

  2. The Private Finance Initiative specifies a method, developed initially by the UK government, to provide financial support for "public-private partnerships" between the public and private sectors. These projects aim to deliver all kinds of works for the public sector, together with the provision of associated operational services. In return, the private sector receives payment, above the price that the public sector could have achieved the work, linked to its performance in meeting agreed standards of provision.

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Contact details for this Methodology

Ceri Lewis
Construction.Statistics@ons.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456344