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Housing Strategy 2018 to 2023

Facts and figures

  • 194,000 people living in 84,000 dwellings (SBC data)
  • borough's population is projected to increase by 7% in 2030 then by a further 3% in 2039
  • average house price is £140,995 (Office for National Statistics)
  • average income is £26,445 (Office for National Statistics)
  • average distance a Stockton commuter travels to work is 9.9 miles (Economic growth plan)
  • the council tax bands with the largest growth in housing stock are bands B and C and there has been a 12.4% rise in band F properties, with the stock growing by 260 between 2012 and 2017 (Economic growth plan)
  • 600 new homes will be required annually between 2017 and 2032 (Objectively Assessed Need 2016)
  • ratio of house price to earning is 5.33 (Office for National Statistics)
  • 250 new affordable homes are required annually between 2017 and 2023 (Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2016) 
  • projected household growth is 8,775 (9,130 dwellings) over the period 2017-2032 (Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2016)
  • dwellings are 69% owner-occupied, 14% private-rented and 17% social rented
  • 7% dwellings in the private rented sector have a Category 1 Housing Health and Safety Rating System hazard
  • 3.1 of private-rented dwellings in Stockton-on-Tees are estimated to have an EPC rating below band E
  • 591 empty properties were brough back into use of which 547 were long-term empties, resulting in a net increase of 682 units of accommodation between 2012 and 2018
  • 377 Houses in Multiple Occupate of which 46 are currently licensed (BRE Stock Modelling Client Report July 2017)
  • the number of people across Stockton - on - Tees aged 65 or over is projected to increase by 42% between 2013 and 2030 (Office for National Statistics)
  • in April 2018 4849 people from the Borough were on the Compass choice-based lettings housing register
  • 64% people accessing homelessness services have drug and alcohol dependency issues (Health Needs Audit 2016)
  • 70% people accessing homelessness services have a mental health problem (Health Needs Audit 2016)
  • over the last 5 years, 10% of people presenting at homeless cited domestic abuse as the reason (SBC data)