There were 2,204 housing starts on site and 1,385 houses completed under HCA programmes in the North West in the first six months of the financial year.
The total includes a mix of units for affordable rent, full market rent, and ownership.
Nationally, there were 12,569 housing starts on site and 10,890 housing completions delivered through programmes managed by the Homes & Communities Agency in England excluding London between 1 April and 30 September 2013. These figures exclude delivery under the Help to Buy programme.
In addition, 5,375 new homes were sold with the assistance of a Help to Buy equity loan in the six months to 30 September 2013 under the new Help to Buy programme.
The majority, 9,970 or 79%, of the housing starts on site in the six months to 30 September 2013 were for affordable homes, an increase of 202% on the 3,297 affordable homes started between 1 April and 30 September 2012.