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Social Rented Housing

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of social housing tenants in each region not in receipt of housing benefit who are (a) pensioners and (b) of working age. (259759)

Estimates of the number and proportion of social housing tenants not in receipt of housing benefit who are of working age and pensionable age are set out in the following table. These estimates are based on data from the Survey of English Housing.

Social rented households not receiving Housing Benefit, England, 2-year average 2006-07 and 2007-08

Thousand

Households of working age1

Households of pensionable age2

Total

North East

59

24

82

North West

145

51

196

Yorks and Humber

123

45

169

The North

326

120

446

East Midlands

77

32

109

West Midlands

124

34

158

The Midlands

201

66

267

Eastern

125

39

164

London

216

58

273

South-East

137

54

191

South West

85

28

113

The South

563

178

741

England

1,090

364

1,454

Percentage

Households of working age1

Households of pensionable age2

Total

North East

71

29

100

North West

74

26

100

Yorks and Humber

73

27

100

The North

73

27

100

East Midlands

71

29

100

West Midlands

78

22

100

The Midlands

75

25

100

Eastern

76

24

100

London

79

21

100

South-East

72

28

100

South West

75

25

100

The South

76

24

100

England

75

25

100

1 Males aged 16-64, females aged16-59.

2 Males aged 65 or over, females aged 60 or over.

Source:

Survey of English Housing