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English Housing Survey

Information and publications on the English Housing Survey.

The English Housing Survey is a continuous national survey commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It collects information about people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England.

It has 2 component surveys:

  • a household interview
  • a physical inspection of a sub sample of the properties

Survey users

A detailed guide for survey users provides information about:

  • the background to the survey and how the data are used
  • the questionnaire and physical survey form
  • technical survey methodology
  • data quality
  • how we engage with our wider user community
  • the revisions policy
  • the dissemination strategy

Households selected for the survey

Each year a sample of addresses is drawn at random from a list of private addresses held by the Royal Mail. Householders at those addresses are invited to take part in the survey and will receive an initial letter from our contractor NatCen Social Research.

Background information about the survey is available for households selected to take part in the survey.

50 years of the English Housing Survey

2017 is the 50th anniversary of the first national housing survey. To mark this anniversary we have published a comparison of the 1967 housing survey with the English Housing Survey in 2017.

Further information

If you would like further information about the English Housing Survey or wish to be added to the mailing list for our electronic newsletter please contact:

email: ehs@communities.gsi.gov.uk

English Housing Survey project management
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
4th floor SW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Feedback

We are interested in understanding more about how our housing statistics and data are used and the decisions they inform. This is important for us so we can provide a high quality service which meets users’ needs.

We would be grateful if you could spend a couple of minutes completing this survey or contact us at housing.statistics@communities.gsi.gov.uk.

Findings and data

See the statistical tables that supplement the annual reports.

Datasets

English Housing Survey datasets are made available via the UK Data Service for users who want to undertake secondary analysis.

Reports

Each year initial results are published in a headline report at the beginning of the year. This is followed by a series of more detailed reports released in the summer.

2016 to 2017

  1. English Housing Survey 2016: energy efficiency

    • National Statistics
  2. English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: fire and fire safety

    • National Statistics
  3. English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: home ownership

    • National Statistics
  4. English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: private rented sector

    • National Statistics
  5. English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: social rented sector

    • National Statistics
  6. English Housing Survey 2016: stock condition

    • National Statistics
  7. English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: variations in housing circumstances

    • National Statistics
  8. English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: headline report

    • National Statistics
  9. English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: questionnaire and physical survey form

    • Form

2015 to 2016

  1. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: first time buyers

    • National Statistics
  2. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: future home owners

    • National Statistics
  3. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: housing costs and affordability

    • National Statistics
  4. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: mortgagors

    • National Statistics
  5. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: people's perception of their neighbourhood

    • National Statistics
  6. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: potential for stock improvements

    • National Statistics
  7. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: private rented sector

    • National Statistics
  8. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: social rented sector

    • National Statistics
  9. English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: headline report

    • National Statistics
  10. English housing survey 2015 to 2016: questionnaire and physical survey form

    • Form

2014 to 2015

  1. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: adaptations and accessibility of homes report

    • National Statistics
  2. English housing survey 2014: energy report

    • National Statistics
  3. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: first time buyers and potential home owners report

    • National Statistics
  4. English housing survey 2014: housing and well-being report

    • National Statistics
  5. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: housing for older people report

    • National Statistics
  6. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: private rented sector report

    • National Statistics
  7. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: housing stock report

    • National Statistics
  8. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: smoke alarms in English homes report

    • National Statistics
  9. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: social rented sector report

    • National Statistics
  10. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: headline report

    • National Statistics
  11. English housing survey 2014 to 2015: questionnaire and physical survey form

    • Form

2013 to 2014

2012 to 2013

2011 to 2012

2010 to 2011

  1. English housing survey 2010: homes report

    • National Statistics
  2. English housing survey 2010 to 2011: household report

    • National Statistics
  3. English housing survey 2010: homes statistics

    • National Statistics
  4. English housing survey 2010 to 2011: headline report

    • National Statistics

2009 to 2010

2008 to 2009

  1. English housing survey 2008 to 2009: household report

    • National Statistics
  2. English housing survey 2008: housing stock report

    • National Statistics

Research reports

  1. Floor space in English homes

    • Research and analysis
  2. 50 years of the English Housing Survey

    • Research and analysis

Statistical data sets

A set of statistical tables are published each year to supplement the annual reports. These tables will include some continuing time series tables from either the former survey of English housing or English house condition survey.

  1. Amenities, services and local environments

    • Statistical data set
  2. Attitudes and satisfaction

    • Statistical data set
  3. Dwelling condition and safety

    • Statistical data set
  4. Energy inefficient dwellings

    • Statistical data set
  5. Energy performance

    • Statistical data set
  6. New households and recent movers

    • Statistical data set
  7. Owner occupiers, recent first time buyers and second homes

    • Statistical data set
  8. Social and private renters

    • Statistical data set
  9. Stock profile

    • Statistical data set
  10. Tenure trends and cross tenure analysis

    • Statistical data set
Published 10 July 2013
Last updated 12 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 2016 to 2017 reports.
  2. Added English housing survey 2013 to 2014: headline report.
  3. Added 'English housing survey 2012 to 2013: household report'; 'English housing survey 2012: profile of English housing report'; 'English housing survey 2012: energy efficiency of English housing report'; 'English housing survey 2012 to 2013: fire and fire safety report'.
  4. Added English housing survey 2012 to 2013: headline report.
  5. First published.