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Gardens

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made an estimate of the proportion of (a) private rented, (b) social rented and (c) owner-occupied households with access to a garden in each year since 1997. (324034)

Estimates of the proportion of households in each tenure with access to a garden for each year from 1997-98 to 2006-07 are provided in the following table. These estimates are based on data from the Survey of English Housing and include those with access to a yard/patio. The question was not asked in 2007-08.

Households with access to a garden1, England

Percentage of households in tenure

Private renters

Social renters

Owner occupiers

1997-98

77

71

96

1998-99

78

74

96

1999-2000

76

73

96

2000-01

80

74

96

2001-02

74

73

96

2002-03

77

75

97

2003-04

76

75

97

2004-05

73

72

96

2005-06

75

75

97

2006-07

77

77

97

1 Includes those with a yard/patio, typically around 5 per cent. of owner occupiers and social renters and 15 per cent. of private renters.

Source:

Survey of English Housing