Friday, February 25, 2011
Headline report 2009/10
Owner occupation was the largest tenure, with 14.5 million households, 67.4% of all households, but there had been a slight fall from 67.9% of all households in 2008/09. This fall in the number of owner occupiers continued the trend that began in 2007. There were 3.7 million (17.0%) of households in the social rented sector and 3.4 million in the private rented sector in 2009/10. The proportion of households living in the private rented sector has been rising in recent years and this trend continued with 15.6% of households renting privately in 2009/10 (from 14.2% in 2008/09).