Overcrowding

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th September 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

Please provide data which illustrates the degree of housing overcrowding in each of the financial years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19, broken down by social and private rented sector.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Estimates of the proportion of households in London who are overcrowded are taken from the English Housing Survey, and use the ‘bedroom standard’ measure of overcrowding.

The attached table shows:

These estimates are for the years 2013/14 to 2017/18. English Housing Survey data for 2018/19 is not yet available.

Single-year data

Social rent

Private rent

All tenures

2013/14

12.1%

11.7%

8.1%

2014/15

12.4%

9.7%

6.4%

2015/16

15.6%

11.7%

7.9%

2016/17

13.6%

9.6%

7.5%

2017/18

15.1%

14.4%

8.7%

Three-year averages

Social rent

Private rent

All tenures

2011/12 - 13/14

12.1%

11.8%

7.9%

2012/13 - 14/15

12.9%

11.0%

7.6%

2013/14 - 15/16

13.4%

11.0%

7.5%

2014/15 - 16/17

13.8%

10.3%

7.3%

2015/16 - 17/18

14.7%

11.9%

8.0%