Census Data

England: Tenure

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: E92000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 56,490,048
Male 27,656,336
Female 28,833,712
Households 23,436,086
Population Density (people/km2) 433.5
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 23,436,085
Owned 14,369,065
Owned: Owns outright 7,624,693
Owned: Owns with a mortgage or loan 6,744,372
Shared ownership 235,951
Shared ownership: Shared ownership 235,951
Social rented 4,005,663
Social rented: Rents from council or Local Authority 1,945,152
Social rented: Other social rented 2,060,511
Private rented 4,794,889
Private rented: Private landlord or letting agency 4,273,689
Private rented: Other private rented 521,200
Lives rent free 30,517

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