Still short of target with 4,850 new homes
More new homes were built in Kent than anywhere else across the South East last year but developers are still way behind government housing targets.
There were 4,850 new homes completed in the county, excluding Medway, more than 500 ahead of its nearest rival Hampshire.
Kent was also top of the league for the number of homes completed by housing associations and local authorities with 1,220, meaning 25.2% were affordable homes.
The county is way ahead of the 18% average across England and 21% across the South East.
Medway built 220 new homes, with 60 defined as social housing
In all 148,000 new homes were finished across England in 2016/17, according to figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The government target is 250,000 a year, with at least 80,000 going to the social housing sector.