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Housing: Overcrowding

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1098-1100W, on housing: overcrowding, what estimate she has made of the number of households living in overcrowded conditions in each local authority area. (228355)

Estimates of overcrowding for individual local authorities are not routinely available because sample sizes at local authority level are too small. However, the results of a one-off model are available based on a combination of three years’ data from both the Survey of English Housing and DWP’s Family Resources Survey for 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2002-03. Based on this model, estimates of the percentages of households in various local authorities that were overcrowded during the three-year period 2000-01 to 2002-03 are set out in table 1 of the publication at the following link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/overcrowding