Housing Executive Properties

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Iris Robinson Iris Robinson DUP, Strangford

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals were awaiting placement in housing executive properties, broken down by area, in the last year; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of John Spellar John Spellar The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

The information is not readily available in the format requested.

The following table shows the numbers of households at 31 March 2004 requiring social housing (Housing Executive and Housing Association) broken down by the applicant's stated preference of Housing Executive District Office area.

The waiting list is not static as households move on and off the list during the course of the year. The trend in demand for social sector accommodation continues to rise steadily. The increases in demand are most pronounced in urban areas and in the east of the province.

Number of households on the waiting list at 31March 2004
Housing executive district Number
Belfast 1 926
Belfast 2 1,479
Belfast 3 839
Belfast 4 801
Belfast 5 647
Belfast 6 1,001
Belfast 7 1,746
Antrim 709
Ballycastle 225
Ballymena 1,032
Ballymoney 286
Carrickfergus 839
Coleraine 855
Larne 370
Newtownabbey 1 631
Newtownabbey 2 662
Armagh 559
Banbridge 410
Dungannon 517
Fermanagh 734
Lurgan 659
Newry 1,301
Portadown 413
Bangor 1,488
Castlereagh 984
Downpatrick 919
Lisburn Antrim Street 1,362
Lisburn Dairy Farm 514
Newtownards 1,174
Cookstown 230
Limavady 337
Londonderry 1 623
Londonderry 2 457
Londonderry 3 531
Magherafelt 356
Omagh 370
Strabane 529
Total 27,515

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