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Housing Statistics

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of houses is owner-occupied and what percentage is owned by local authorities in the Midlands, South of England and North of England; and what percentage of houses in those areas was built before 1915, between 1915 and 1939, between 1940 and 1963 and between 1963 and 1980.

Following are the available estimates:a table showing housing costs as a percentage of household income in London, the South, the Midlands, the North, Wales and Scotland.

The available information is as follows:

Housing expenditure * as percentage of gross household income† for the two year period 1977 and 1978
London13·3
The South13·4
The Midlands12·1
The North11·0
Wales9·8
Scotland9·1
Source: Family Expenditure Survey.
* Rebated rents, rebated rates, mortgage payments (before allowing for tax relief), water charges, and the cost of repairs, maintenance and decorations.
† i.e., before deduction of income tax, National Insurance contributions etc.