Number of second homes owned by UK-residents in Europe 2008-2014, by location

Number of second homes owned by residents from the United Kingdom in Europe from 2008 to 2014, by second home location (in 1,000s)*

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Release date

August 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2014

Special properties

households in the UK

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

* No numbers were provided for 2011-2012 and 2015-2016, as the question was rotated off in those years. This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In which country is your second home/other property?"

** Possible answering options during the survey included: Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Other European Country.

The source states that "second homes can be owned or rented and are defined as second properties mainly used by family/friends as holiday home, let to others as a holiday let, for occupation while working away from home, rented or other".

The source also mentions that "figures are adjusted for a small number of households who did not answer on the location of second home".

The source does not specify the number of respondents, although it mentions a "full household sample".

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