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English Housing Survey

Flats and street

Includes 1st time buyers, future home owners, housing costs, mortgagors, neighbourhood, health and safety, private & social renting

The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a major governmental survey into homes and housing.

You can read the latest reports for 2015-16 and reports going back to 2009 on the GOV.UK website. 

Key findings

20% of households live in the private rented sector, up from 12% in 2005 - 06.

Private rented sector 2005-16

 

The number of households with dependent children living in the private rented sector has increased.

Private renters with children

 

17% of housholds live in the social rented sector.

Social rented sector

Method

It is a large-scale complex survey with two stages: an interview in all selected homes and a visual inspection by a qualified surveyor of a subsample of homes. The EHS is conducted throughout the year across England. The sample is scientifically chosen to represent the wider English population.