Information on average rent for local housing comes from housing revenue account (HRA) subsidy forms. The latest available figures are at end-April 2008. The average weekly rent for local authority housing in each local authority area for this period, listed from highest to lowest, are provided in table 1. A copy of this table has been placed in the Library.
Data prior to 1996 on local housing average rent are not held electronically.
Table 2 provides information on the cash difference and the real terms difference between local authority average rents in 1997 and 2008 for each local authority area, listed from highest to lowest. Copies of these tables have been placed in the Library.
Not all local authorities are listed because some may have transferred their stock by large scale voluntary transfer (LSVT) to registered social landlords.