Of the 4 million households in England where all of the benefit units were in receipt of at least one of income support, council tax benefit, housing benefit, jobseeker’s allowance, or pension credit:
2.2 million live in socially rented housing;
1.1 million live in housing they own themselves or are purchasing with a mortgage; and
0.7 million live in privately rented housing.
Family Resources Survey 2007/08. This survey is known to under-record benefit receipt so the estimate presented here should be treated with caution. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 0.1 million.