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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.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.

Please contact us with feedback at ehs@communities.gov.uk.

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.

Live tables

The English Housing Survey live tables are a collection of detailed time series data tables on people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of the English housing stock. They are updated each year and supplement the annual reports.

2018 to 2019

2017 to 2018

2016 to 2017

2015 to 2016

2014 to 2015

2013 to 2014

2012 to 2013

2011 to 2012

2010 to 2011

2009 to 2010

2008 to 2009

Research reports

Live tables

The English Housing Survey live tables are a collection of detailed time series data tables on people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of the English housing stock. They are updated each year and supplement the annual reports.

Published 10 July 2013
Last updated 9 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added English Housing Survey reports for 2018 to 2019.

  2. Added English Housing Survey 2018 to 2019: headline report.

  3. Added 2017 to 2018 reports on energy efficiency; home ownership; households; neighbourhoods; private rented sector; social rented sector; and stock condition.

  4. Added English Housing Survey 2017 to 2018: headline report.

  5. Added 2016 to 2017 reports.

  6. Added English housing survey 2013 to 2014: headline report.

  7. 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'.

  8. Added English housing survey 2012 to 2013: headline report.

  9. First published.