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Rented Housing

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the number and (b) the proportion of households renting from (i) local authorities, (ii) registered social landlords, (iii) private landlords and (iv) owner occupiers which are (A) over state pension age and (B) of working age. (126504)

The information is in the tables.

The following estimates have been published from the Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom 2004-05.

Percentage of households

Tenure

Households with one or more adults over pension age

Households with all adults of working age

Rented from:

Council

13

10

Housing Association

9

7

Rented privately

5

14

Owner occupiers

74

69

Sample size (=100 per cent.)

9,302

18,739

Number of households (Thousand)

Tenure

Households with one or more adults over pension age

Households with all adults of working age

Rented from:

Council

1,010

1,730

Housing Association

690

1,250

Rented privately

370

2,370

Owner occupiers

5,810

12,050

All

7,880

17,390

Notes:

1. Working age is defined as 16-59 for women and 16-64 for men.

2. ‘Council’ includes local authority, new town and NIHE rented accommodation.

3. ‘Housing Association’ includes co-operative and trust rented accommodation.

4. The estimates are based on sample counts that have been adjusted for non-response using multi-purpose grossing factors which align the FRS to Government office region populations by age and sex. Estimates are subject to sampling error and remaining non-response error.

5. Figures for the number of households have been rounded to the nearest 10,000.