Annual report on households in England, covering themes such as housing needs, housing moves, and vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
The English housing survey household report is the detailed report of findings from the survey relating to households, and builds on results reported in the ‘English housing survey headline report’ published in February 2012.
The ‘English housing survey homes report 2010’, formally known as the housing stock report, was also published on 5 July 2012.
The report includes the following findings:
- the largest tenure type in 2010 to 2011 was owner occupation, with 14.45 million households (66%); this continued a slight downward trend from a peak of 14.79 million households in owner occupation (71%) in 2005; the private rented sector continued to increase in size, to 3.62 million households (17%)
- owner occupiers buying with a mortgage made average weekly mortgage payments of £143, compared to average weekly rent payments of £160 made by privately renting households, and £79 by social renters
- 59% of private renters and 23% of social renters said they expected to buy a home in the UK, at some point; of these, 16% had considered applying for a mortgage in the last 12 months; recent first time buyers were 6% of owner occupiers
- there were 2 million recently moving households in 2010 to 2011, compared to 1.8 million in 2009 to 2010; of these, 62% were private renters, 22% were owner occupiers and 16% were social renters
- households living in poverty were more likely to live in homes that had significant outstanding repairs and damp problems than households who were not living in poverty
- the majority of households were satisfied with their local areas and their accommodation; however, although the majority of people felt their areas had not changed much over the previous 2 years, across all tenures, they were more likely to say their local area had got worse than better
The Excel files include the annex tables and the tables and figures for each chapter.