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 2011.
The ‘English housing survey housing stock report 2009’ was also published on 5 July 2011.
The report includes the following findings:
- some 67% of the 21.6 million households in England in 2009 to 2010 were owner-occupiers, 17% were social renters, and 16% were private renters; owner-occupation declined from 14.8 million (71%) in 2005 to 14.5 million (67%) in 2009 to 2010
- the average weekly rent in 2009 to 2010 was £156 for private renters, compared with £75 for social renters
- 33% of private renters had lived in their home for less than a year, compared to 2% of owner-occupiers and 8% of social renters
- an estimated 630,000 households (2.9%) were overcrowded, with over a third of these households (237,000) living in London (7.8% of London households); some 7.9 million households (37% of all) were under-occupying their accommodation
- only 4% of owner-occupiers were recent first-time buyers (bought within the previous 3 years), with the majority of these (61%) being aged between 25 and 34
- over two-thirds (68%) of new households formed in 2008 to 2009 and 2009 to 2010 were living in the private rented sector
The Excel files include the annex tables and the tables and figures for each chapter.
An errata was published in December 2011. This note presents revisions made to the English housing survey 2009 to 2010 household report.