Census Data

Essex: Tenure

Location Type: Counties, ONS Geographic Code: E10000012

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Key Facts

All Residents 1,503,524
Male 732,332
Female 771,189
Households 626,472
Population Density (people/km2) 434.7
Table Codets054
Unit of MeasureHousehold
Number of Response Options9

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify households in England and Wales by tenure. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


Whether a household owns or rents the accommodation that it occupies.

Owner-occupied accommodation can be:

* owned outright, which is where the household owns all of the accommodation
* with a mortgage or loan
* part-owned on a shared ownership scheme

Rented accommodation can be:

* private rented (for example, rented through a private landlord or letting agent
* social rented through a local council or housing association

This information is not available for household spaces with no usual residents.

Quality Statement

There is evidence of people incorrectly identifying their type of landlord as ”Council or local authority” or “Housing association”. You should add these two categories together when analysing data that uses this variable.

More information at the ONS website

Tenure of household: Total: All households 626,470
Owned 432,370
Owned: Owns outright 227,592
Owned: Owns with a mortgage or loan 204,778
Shared ownership 5,259
Shared ownership: Shared ownership 5,259
Social rented 88,529
Social rented: Rents from council or Local Authority 45,368
Social rented: Other social rented 43,161
Private rented 99,764
Private rented: Private landlord or letting agency 87,593
Private rented: Other private rented 12,171
Lives rent free 548

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