Leading reasons for homelessness in England 2016/2017, ranked by number of households

This statistics shows the number of households classed as unintentionally homeless in England in fiscal year 2016/2017, by reason for the loss of the last settled home. The most common reason was a shorthold tenancy coming to an end. In total, there were 59,090 unintentionally homeless households at this time. Due to rounding, the figures in this statistic do not total this number.

Number of households 'unintentionally homeless and in priority need' in England in 2016/2017, by reason for loss of last settled home*

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Release date

June 2017


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017

Supplementary notes

*Households found to be eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and falling within a priority need group, and consequently owed a main homelessness duty by a local authority.

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