Housing issues in the United Kingdom

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Statista dossier about issues in the UK residential housing market

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts on issues facing home owners and potential home owners in the United Kingdom (UK). The dossier includes statistics covering housing affordability, house price to income ratios, mortgage and rental costs, the help to buy scheme, vacant homes and repossessions as well as non-decent homes and residents general concerns and satisfaction with housing.

Table of contents

  • 1. Housing affordability
    • Number of households in London England 2008/2009-2018/2019, by tenure

    • Social renters in England 2018/2019, by household type

    • England: number of social rented households 2000-2019

    • English housing: persons buying homes with mortgage in 2018/2019, by household type

    • Ability to afford a purchase or move of house in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

    • Long term affordability of housing according to United Kingdom (UK) adults in 2019

  • 2. Mortgage and rent payments
    • First time home buyer average monthly costs vs rental payments in the UK 2009-2018

    • Average monthly home buying costs in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2018

    • Monthly costs of buying a property in the UK 2018, by region

    • Mortgage interest rate in the United Kingdom Q1 2010- Q1 2019

    • Mortgage interest and council tax: weekly household spending in the UK 2018, by type

    • Quarterly house price to income ratio in United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2019

    • Great Britain: Monthly Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP) 2016-2019

    • Median weekly rent for private rentals and social rentals UK 2018/2019, by region

    • UK Housing: Average weekly rent of social renters in England 2008-2019

    • Ratio of house prices to incomes in London in 2017, by area

    • Ratio of house prices to incomes in England 2018, by region

    • Household rent to income ratio in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018-2019, by region

  • 3. The Help to Buy scheme
    • Share of Help to Buy bonuses paid in the UK 2015-2019, by country

    • Average amount paid in Help to Buy ISA bonuses in the UK 2015-2019, by region

    • Help to Buy ISA bonuses paid in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2019, by region

    • Help to buy bonuses and property completions in the UK 2015-2019, by age

    • Help to Buy bonuses and property completions in the UK Dec 2015-Mar 2019

    • Number of ISA bonuses paid with the help to buy scheme in the UK 2016-2019

    • Amount paid in ISA bonuses in the help to buy scheme in the UK 2016-2019

  • 4. Vacant homes and repossessions
    • Number of houses recorded as long-term empty in England in 2018, by tax band

    • Number of long term empty homes in England 2018, by region

    • Number of long term empty homes in London, England 2018, by area

    • Number of all vacant dwellings in England 2006-2018, by district

    • Number of long-term vacant dwellings in England 2006-2018, by district

    • All social housing vacancies in Wales 2017-2018, by availability and vacancy length

    • Regional share of houses recorded as long-term empty in England in 2018

    • Number of repossessed houses in England and Wales 2018, by region

  • 5. Non-decent homes
    • Percentage of dwellings considered non-decent homes in England 2006-2018, by tenure

    • Overcrowded housing in England 2005/2006-2017/2019, by tenure

    • Dwellings with damp problems in England in 2003-2018

    • Dwelling or housing insulation in England from 2008 to 2018, by measure

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