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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 Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). 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:

  • technical survey methodology
  • how we engage with our wider user community
  • the revisions policy
  • the dissemination strategy
  • how we safeguard the confidentiality of the data

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 these addresses are invited to take part in the survey and will receive an initial letter from our contractor NatCen.

There is detailed guidance for households participating in the survey.

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
Department for Communities and Local Government
4th floor SW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Feedback

DCLG are interesting 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

Datasets

English housing survey datasets are made available via the UK Data Archive for users who want to undertake secondary analysis using the survey.

Reports

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

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

  1. English housing survey 2009 to 2010: household report

    • National Statistics
  2. English housing survey 2009: housing stock report

    • National Statistics
  3. English housing survey 2009: housing stock summary statistics

    • National Statistics
  4. English housing survey 2009 to 2010: headline report

    • National Statistics

2008 to 2009

  1. English housing survey 2008 to 2009: household report

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

    • National Statistics

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, where possible.

  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