Housing in England 2007-08
A Report Principally from the 2007-08 Survey of English Housing
- Great Britain Department for Communities and Local Government, National Centre for Social Research
- Department for Communities and Local Government
'Housing in England 2007-08: A Report Principally from the 2007-08 Survey of English Housing' is based on information from the 15,622 households interviewed for the Survey of English Housing Survey (SEH) beginning April 2007. It also contains some analysis of housing-related data from the Labour Force Survey and the Family Resources Survey.
Owner occupation continues to be the most common housing tenure in England, with 14.6 million owner-occupiers in 2008. This represents 68.3% of all households in England, down from 69.6% in 2007 and a high of 70.9% in 2003. The rate of homeownership last stood at 68.3% in 1993.
In 2008 there were also an estimated 3.8 million social renters (17.7% - unchanged) and 3 million private renters (13.9% - up from 12.7% in 2007).
Renting is more prevalent in London than in any other region: in 2008, 24% of households in London were social renters, 21% were private renters, whilst 55% were owner occupiers.
From 1993-94 to 2007-08, the proportion of young householders aged 25 to 29 who were private renters rose from 19% to 38% while the proportion that were owner occupiers fell from 60% to 38%.
Around 2.4 million households moved home during the 12 months prior to being interviewed (in 2007-08). Of these 390,000 (17% of the total) were newly-formed households - of whom 20% moved into social housing, 34% became homeowners and 47% moved into the private rented sector.
The estimated number of households in England with a second home abroad rose by 135% (from 115,000 to 270,000) over the past 11 years. Over the same period, the number of households with a second home in England rose by 35% (from 200,000 to 272,000).
This is the last report published under the Survey of English Housing. The survey was merged with the English House Condition Survey into the English Housing Survey in 2008. Headline findings from the EHS will be published early 2010.
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