Census

Mapping a decade of housing change

In the last decade, homeownership has fallen for the first time since Census records began in 1951.

The latest Census shows that, in England, the proportion of homes owned with a mortgage has dropped by 15% and now stands at 34% of homes. The proportion of private rented homes has rocketed by 69%.

This historic shift reflects the growing trend in young people and families who are unable to find a stable, affordable home.

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KEY: Local Authorities by proportion of private rented households

Highest 10%

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9th highest 10%

Lowest 10%

Source: Adapted from data from the Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0. Crown Copyright.

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