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Housing Stock

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of the total housing stock is local authority housing; what proportion of the total housing stock is owner occupied; what proportion is privately rented, at the latest available date; and what are the equivalent figures for the previous 10 years.

The estimates are as follows:

STOCK OF DWELLINGS BY TENURE, GREAT BRITAIN
At end of yearRented from local authorities or new townsOwner-occupiedPer cent. Privately rented and other tenures
1963274528
1964284626
1965284725
1966294724
1967294823
1968294922
1969304921
1970305020
1971315019
1972315118
1973315217
" Other "tenures probably account for about 5 per cent. of the stock; these include dwellings, in both the public and private sectors, rented with farms or business premises and those occupied by virtue of employment.