Official Statistics

Rural housing statistics

Housing availability and affordability in rural and urban areas.


Availability and affordability of housing in rural and urban areas and the proportion of people who are in need of permanent accommodation.



  • house building per 1,000 population
  • net additions to housing stock (new analysis November 2015)
  • homeless and in priority need per 1,000 households
  • people in temporary accommodation per 1,000 households
  • ratio of lower quartile house prices to lower quartile earnings
  • private registered provider rents weighted by ONS mid-year population estimates

Data source: Department for Communities and Local Government

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Local Authority Rural-Urban Classification

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