(1) what average rent was paid in Swindon by (a) council tenants, (b) tenants with a registered social landlord and (c) tenants paying market rates in the most recent year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement;
(2) what average rent was paid for (a) council housing and (b) registered social landlord housing in each local authority in England in the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.
The average rent paid for local authority housing was £57.90, and for registered social landlord housing it was £64.32. Figures are as at the end of April 2006 and for local authorities are based on unaudited information. Figures for the RSL sector are based on data collected by the Housing Corporation.
The average rent paid by tenants in Swindon as at end April 2006 was £54.57 for local authority rents, and £67.54 for RSL rents.
As part of the next restructuring programme, local authority and housing association rents for similar properties are converging. Information on average rent paid by private renters in Swindon is not available. This information is available by region as tabled.
|Table 734: Rents, lettings and tenancies: mean rent( 1) of "free market"( 2) private tenancies: by region|
|£ a month|
|1994-95 and 1995-96 combined||1995-96 and 1996-97 combined||1996-97 and 1997-98 combined||1997-98 and 1998-99 combined||1998-99 and 1999-2000 combined||1999-2000 and 2000-01 combined|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||259||266||267||268||283||284|
|£ a month|
|2000-01 and 2001-02 combined||2001-02 and 2002-03 combined||2002-03 and 2003-04 combined||2003-04 and 2004-05 combined||2004-05 and 2005-06 combined|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||294||324||350||374||359|
|(1) Before deduction of housing benefit where applicable. |
(2) Assured and assured shorthold tenancies accessible to the public without special conditions.
Sampling variability is too great for the figures to give a reliable indication of change between years at regional level.
DCLG Survey of English Housing
Latest update 4 October 2006
Next update November 2007