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Housing

Volume 712: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

Question

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It is estimated that there are 1,651,000 one-person social-sector households. Reliable estimates for council-owned homes are not available. This estimate is based on data from the 2007-08 Survey of English Housing.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many council-owned homes with a single occupant have (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedrooms, (c) three bedrooms, and (d) more than three bedrooms. [HL4923]

The table below provides estimates of the number of one-person social sector households with one, two, three and four or more bedrooms. Reliable estimates for council owned homes are not available. These estimates are based on data from the 2007-08 Survey of English Housing.

Number of one-person social sector households by number of bedrooms, England, 2007-08

Social sector households

Number of bedrooms

Number of people in household

1

2

3

4 or more

Total

thousands of households

One

962

443

231

15

1,651

Source: Communities and Local Government, Survey of English Housing