English Housing Survey
Includes 1st time buyers, future home owners, housing costs, mortgagors, neighbourhood, health and safety, private & social renting
The English Housing Survey (EHS) is a major governmental survey into homes and housing.
You can read the latest reports for 2015-16 and reports going back to 2009 on the GOV.UK website.
20% of households live in the private rented sector, up from 12% in 2005 - 06.
The number of households with dependent children living in the private rented sector has increased.
17% of housholds live in the social rented sector.
It is a large-scale complex survey with two stages: an interview in all selected homes and a visual inspection by a qualified surveyor of a subsample of homes. The EHS is conducted throughout the year across England. The sample is scientifically chosen to represent the wider English population.