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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Latest English Housing Survey

The DCLG have published their latest English Housing Survey using data from 2015 -2016.

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.

tenure trends graph housing survey 17

prs rent household income

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