Rentquake: Change in private rents from 2011 to 2017
Since 2011, the rise in the cost of renting privately has surged ahead of wage growth.
In fact, our research shows that private rents rose 60% faster than wages across England between 2011-2017. During this time, rents increased by 16% – but wages only rose by 10%.
With more and more individuals renting across England, the affordability crisis in private rents is a widespread issue. Spreading out of London, the crisis is hitting cities like Cambridge, Bristol and Birmingham – and even market towns, like Daventry.
How bad is the crisis in your area?
Our dynamic map shows the % increase in average rent in the private rental sector for a two-bedroom home, by local authority from 2011 to 2017. Take a look at the situation in your area below.
Rise in rents from 2011 to 2017
- 0% or less
- 0% - 10% change
- 10% - 16% change
- 16%+ change
The cost of renting privately has surged ahead of wage growth.
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- change in the average rent at the national and regional levels refers to change in the Index of Private Housing Rental Prices between January 2011-October 2017
- at local authority level, the change in average rent refers to the rents for two-bedroom homes, which are published bi-annually by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
- household wages are modelled on a two-person home, where one individual is working full-time and one part-time. Data is taken from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) in 2011 and 2017