Ratio of household rent to income in the United Kingdom (UK) April 2018 and April 2019, by region
Household rent to income ratio in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018-2019, by region
The average cost of rent to household income ratio in the United Kingdom (UK) remained consistent between April 2018 and April 2019. London had the highest household rent to income ratio despite a slight decrease between April 2018 and April 2019. The North East of England saw the lowest rent to income ratio across the UK of 23.1 percent in April 2019.

Slight reprieve for renters

Although the average UK rent to income ratio stayed at 30.8 percent between April 2018 and April 2018, things got a little easier on renters across many parts of the United Kingdom. Wales saw the largest decrease in rent to income, falling by 1.5 percent as of April 2019. At the other end of the scale, Yorkshire and The Humber saw an average increase of 1.3 percent.

Cost of rent continues to rise

As of February 2019, the average cost of rent in Greater London increased by over 60 British pounds as compared to the same period of 2018. The average cost of rent in England’s capital was more than three times that in the North East of England.
Ratio of household rent to income in the United Kingdom (UK) April 2018 and April 2019, by region
April 2018April 2019
London35.7%35.3%
South West32.1%32.7%
South East32.1%31.9%
East England30.6%30.4%
West Midlands28.3%29.3%
East Midlands29%29%
Wales29.4%27.8%
Scotland27.3%27.8%
North West28.2%27.4%
Northern Ireland27.1%26.7%
Yorkshire & Humber25.1%26.4%
North East23.9%23.1%
UK Average30.8%30.8%
UK Average (Excluding London)29.4%29.5%
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Household rent to income ratio in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018-2019, by region
The average cost of rent to household income ratio in the United Kingdom (UK) remained consistent between April 2018 and April 2019. London had the highest household rent to income ratio despite a slight decrease between April 2018 and April 2019. The North East of England saw the lowest rent to income ratio across the UK of 23.1 percent in April 2019.

Slight reprieve for renters

Although the average UK rent to income ratio stayed at 30.8 percent between April 2018 and April 2018, things got a little easier on renters across many parts of the United Kingdom. Wales saw the largest decrease in rent to income, falling by 1.5 percent as of April 2019. At the other end of the scale, Yorkshire and The Humber saw an average increase of 1.3 percent.

Cost of rent continues to rise

As of February 2019, the average cost of rent in Greater London increased by over 60 British pounds as compared to the same period of 2018. The average cost of rent in England’s capital was more than three times that in the North East of England.
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