Home ownership is down and private rent is up, but what else is there to learn from the latest release of housing statistics?
More people are now renting privately than socially
The number of people renting from a private landlord (4 million) overtook those renting from a council or housing association (3.7 million) for the first time.
Despite another decrease in the number of people owning their own home, which has been falling steadily since 2006 (and proportionally since 2003), England remains a nation of home owners with 14.3 million owning their homes. Though the proportion of home owners (65.2%) is at its lowest point since 1987.
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