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Housing: Mortgages

Volume 713: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the adult population of the United Kingdom lives in (a) mortgaged owner-occupied property, (b) unencumbered owner-occupied property, and (c) rented or free accommodation. [HL5665]

It is estimated that of the adult (aged 18 or over) population resident in private households in England: 40.7 per cent lives in mortgaged owner-occupied property; 30.2 per cent lives in property which is owned outright; and 29.1 per cent lives in property which is rented or free. This excludes those living in institutional establishments.

These estimates are based on data from the ONS Spring 2008 Labour Force Survey.