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
the background to the survey and how the data are used
the questionnaire and physical survey form
technical survey methodology
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.
English Housing Survey project management
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
4th floor SW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
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.
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.
Added English housing survey 2013 to 2014: headline report.
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'.
Added English housing survey 2012 to 2013: headline report.