Census Data

South East: Tenure

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000008

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Key Facts

All Residents 9,278,065
Male 4,539,240
Female 4,738,825
Households 3,807,966
Population Density (people/km2) 486.5
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 3,807,966
Owned 2,500,475
Owned: Owns outright 1,306,219
Owned: Owns with a mortgage or loan 1,194,256
Shared ownership 54,389
Shared ownership: Shared ownership 54,389
Social rented 519,352
Social rented: Rents from council or Local Authority 200,415
Social rented: Other social rented 318,937
Private rented 730,767
Private rented: Private landlord or letting agency 645,050
Private rented: Other private rented 85,717
Lives rent free 2,983

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