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
    • Ability to afford a purchase or move of house in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Long term affordability of housing according to United Kingdom (UK) adults in 2018

    • Least affordable cities compared to average earnings in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Most affordable cities compared to average earnings in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Expectations of private renters with buying a first home in England 2006/07-2015/16

    • Expectations of social renters with buying a first home in England 2006/07-2015/16

    • Social renters expecting to buy current home in England 2006/07-2015/16

    • Main reasons renters do not expect to buy a home in England 2015/16, by reason

    • First time home buyers: average age in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2017

    • First time buyer house deposit as house price share in the UK 2015 & 2017, by region

    • First time home buyer average monthly costs vs rental payments in the UK 2009-2017

  • 2. Mortgage and rent payments
    • Average weekly mortgage and rental costs in England 2015/2016, by tenure

    • Average weekly income before and after housing costs in England 2015/16, by tenure

    • Median weekly rent for private rentals and social rentals UK 2016/2017, by region

    • UK Housing: Average weekly rent of social renters in England 2008-2018

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

    • Ratio of house prices to incomes in England 2017, by region

    • Distribution of household tenures in England 2016/2017, by income

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

    • House price to household income quarterly ratio in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2016

    • House price to household income ratio in the United Kingdom (UK) 1976-2016

    • Quarterly house price to income ratio in United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2018

  • 3. The Help to Buy scheme
    • Share of Help to Buy bonuses paid in the UK 2015-2018, by country

    • Average amount paid in Help to Buy ISA bonuses in the UK 2015-2018, by region

    • Help to Buy ISA bonuses paid in the United Kingdom (UK) Dec 2015-Mar 2018, by region

    • Help to buy bonuses and property completions in the UK Dec 2015-Mar 2018, by age

    • Help to Buy bonuses and property completions in the UK Dec 2015-Mar 2018

    • Number of ISA bonuses paid with the help to buy scheme in the UK Mar 2016-Jun 2017

    • Amount paid in ISA bonuses in the help to buy scheme in the UK 2016-2017

    • Mortgage completions under Help to Buy scheme in UK 2013-2017, by applicant income

    • Mortgage completions via Help to Buy scheme in the UK 2013-2017, by property type

    • Value of mortgages supported by Help to Buy scheme in the UK 2015-2017

    • Value of Help to Buy guarantees in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2017

    • Number of mortgage completions through Help to Buy Guarantee in the UK 2014-2017

  • 4. Housing concerns and satisfaction
    • Tenants satisfaction with the cost of their rented home in the UK 2017

    • Affordability of rent according to tenants in the UK 2017

    • Most important factors when choosing a rental home in the UK 2017, by parental status

    • Customer satisfaction of private rental tenants in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Share of private renters deposits withheld in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by reason

    • Share of tenants satisfaction with the standard of their rented home in the UK 2017

    • Financial situation of social housing renters in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2016

  • 5. Vacant homes and repossessions
    • Number of houses recorded as long-term empty in England in 2017, by tax band

    • Number of long term empty homes in England 2017, by region

    • Number of long term empty homes in London, England 2017, by area

    • Number of all vacant dwellings in England 2006-2017, by district

    • Number of long-term vacant dwellings in England 2006-2017, by district

    • All social housing vacancies in Wales 2016-2017, by availability and vacancy length

    • Regional share of houses recorded as long-term empty in England in 2017

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

  • 6. Non-decent homes
    • Percentage of dwellings considered non-decent homes in England 2006-2016, by tenure

    • Costs of dwellings in disrepair in England in 2015, by tenure

    • Number of micro-homes built in the UK 2013-2016, by region

    • Number of new-build properties under 37 square meters in the UK 2010-2016

    • Overcrowded housing in England 2005/2006-2017/2018, by tenure

    • Dwellings with damp problems in England in 2003-2017

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