Vital Signs: Housing Production – by metro (updated November 2019) | Last Updated 14 Nov 2019

VITAL SIGNS INDICATOR Housing Production (LU4) FULL MEASURE NAME Produced housing units by unit type LAST UPDATED October 2019 DESCRIPTION Housing production is measured in terms of the number of units that local jurisdictions produces throughout a given year. The annual production count captures housing units added by new construction and annexations, subtracts demolitions and destruction from natural disasters, and adjusts for units lost or gained by conversions. DATA SOURCE California Department of Finance Form E-8 1990-2010 California Department of Finance Form E-5 2011-2018 U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates 2000-2018 CONTACT INFORMATION METHODOLOGY NOTES (across all datasets for this indicator) Single-family housing units include single detached units and single attached units. Multi-family housing includes two to four units and five plus or apartment units. Housing production data for metropolitan areas for each year is the difference of annual housing unit estimates from the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program. Housing production data for the region, counties, and cities for each year is the difference of annual housing unit estimates from the California Department of Finance. Department of Finance data uses an annual cycle between January 1 and December 31, whereas U.S. Census Bureau data uses an annual cycle from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. Housing production data shows how many housing units have been produced over time. Like housing permit statistics, housing production numbers are an indicator of where the region is growing. However, since permitted units are sometimes not constructed or there can be a long lag time between permit approval and the start of construction, production data also reflects the effects of barriers to housing production. These range from a lack of builder confidence to high construction costs and limited financing. Data also differentiates the trends in multi-family, single-family and mobile home production.

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This dataset has the following 6 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
TOTALproductiontotalproductionnumberNet change in number of housing units since the previous year
PopulationpopulationnumberTotal population
TOTALproduction_per1000capitatotalproduction_per1000capitanumberNumber of new housing units produced for every 1,000 residents