The survey reports that the Private Rented Sector now accounts for 4.5 million households (20%), compared to the social rented sector at 3.9 million households (17%)
The past decade has seen the proportion of PRS households containing children increasing from 30% to 36% (up by approx. 945,000 households).
The average Private Rented Sector tenant now spends 35% of their household income on rent, compared to social renters who spend just 28%. The average house owner spends 18% of their household income on mortgage payments.
9%) of private renters were either currently in arrears or had been in arrears in the last 12 months (around 376,000 households). This figure is unchanged from 2011-12.
My thoughts on the ongoing divide in UK housing as spelt out in today's #EnglishHousingSurvey https://t.co/o1nkoMlPUV— Lucian Cook (@LucianCook) March 2, 2017
Home ownership falling again. 62.9% owned their homes in 2015-16, lowest since 1985. Peaked at 71% in 2003. https://t.co/4vXEhNFkEb via FT— Dataloft (@dataloftuk) March 3, 2017