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Dwellings

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated number of dwellings in England and Wales owned by owner-occupiers, private landlords, local authorities, new town corporations and housing associations, respectively.

Following are estimates based on the 1971 census and information about subsequent changes:

STOCKS OF DWELLINGS, ENGLAND AND WALES DECEMBER 1973
Thousands
Owner-occupied9,540
Rented from local authorities or new town corporations4,930
Rented from private owners and other tenures3,090
All dwellings17,560
New towns owned about 135,000 dwellings at the end of 1973.Reliable figures for housing associations are not yet available; the total may be of the order of 200,000."Other" tenures probably number between 800,000 and 850,000. These include dwellings, in both the public and private sectors, rented with farms or business premises and those occupied by virtue of employment.