Home ownership in England continues gradual decline

Gradual decline in home ownership whilst there is rise in both the number renting from private landlords as well as living in council or housing association homes.

Home ownership in England continued to decline last year, according to the latest English Housing Survey.

The proportion of households living in their own homes fell in 2010-11 to 66% (14.45 million), from 67% in 2009-10. 

There was an 8% rise in the number renting from private landlords to 3.62 million, or 16.5% of private households.

The number living in council or housing association homes rose too, to 3.8 million or 17.5% of households.

The survey was carried out by the Office for National Statistics on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government and questioned nearly 18,000 households.

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