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Housing Market

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the market for sales of domestic properties was made up of (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedroom, (c) three bedroom and (d) four bedroom and above dwellings at the latest date for which figures are available. (157622)

This information is not collected by the Department. However for England we have made the following estimates based on data from the Regulated Mortgage Survey and HM Land Registry.

Estimated number and proportion of homes sold in 2006 by number of bedrooms

Number of bedrooms

Proportion sold

Properties of all sales (Percentage)

One

91,187

7.5

Two

367,804

30.1

Three

535,599

43.8

Four or more

228,370

18.7

Total

1,222,960

100.0