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Housing and Quality of Place



Housing: 

  • Housing stock,
  • the housing market,
  • council tax,
  • tenure,
  • household projections
 
Quality of place: 
  • Transport - Kilometres travelled, journey times,access to services
  • Access to broadband
  • Environment - CO2 emmissions, domestic gas and electricity consumption, household waste, listed buildings
  • Tourism - Day visitors, overnight visitors, overseas visitors
 
Know bulletin Housing and Quality of Place

Housing - the housing market
In 2015/16, 1310 dwellings were started and 920 completed, compared to 1050 started and 1,190 completed in 2014/15.
The average house price in Northumberland currently stands at £147,100 (2014).
Housing - housing stock
In 2015, Northumberland had an estimated dwelling stock of 151,190. 83% of which was owner-occupied.  and 8630 dwellings were local authority dwelling stock.
Council tax
Almost half (47.2%) of the dwelling stock in Northumberland falls in council tax band A.(2016) 
Tenure
At the time of the 2011 Census, 33.3% of households (46,086) in the county were owned outright, whilst 32.6% (45,121) were owned with a mortgage, and 32% of Northumberland residents rented their accommodation.
Household projections
Between 2013 and 2030, the number of households in Northumberland is projected to increase by 8.5% (139,700 to 151,000).
Transport - Miles travelled
The number of miles travelled by cars in Northumberland increased from 1,247 to 1,324 between 2010 and 2015  million miles per year, an increase of 6.2%
Transport - commuting and journey times
The average journey time by car is 12.4 minutes to key services in Northumberland
Travel isochrones - analysis of the people living within drive time areas surrounding Northumberland's main towns.

Average journey time data has been used to create drive time areas of 10, 20 and 30 minutes from each town centre. 2011 Census data is provided to describe the characteristics of the population living in these areas. The factsheets cover resident population, tenure, car or van availability, economic activity status, industry of employment, occupation, socio-economic classification and highest level of qualification. Factsheets for Northumberland towns 
Access to services
In 2014, the average minimum travel time to reach the nearest key services by cycling was 20 minutes, 12.4 minutes by car and 22.9 minutes on foot.
Of those children attending state-funded primary schools in Northumberland (January 2011), 58% walked and 37% travelled by car or van. For secondary school pupils the figures were 49% walking and 29% using a bus.