The English Housing Survey headline report 2018/19 was published in January. We’ve pulled out some of the key statistics for social renters and compared the national picture to that in London, and the picture for tenants compared to homeowners. The London data is from the Greater London Authority’s Housing in London 2019 report.
Some of the key differences relate to:
- Tenure. Almost half of London’s households are private and social renters
- Overcrowding. Social renters in London are almost twice as likely to be overcrowded than those outside of London and fifteen times more likely to be overcrowded than England’s homeowners as a whole.
- Under-occupancy. Social renters are the least likely of all the tenures to be under-occupied and this is especially true in London, where just 7% of social renters are under-occupying.