Owner Occupation

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many householders were owner occupiers owning their home (a) outright and (b) with a mortgage in each of the last 30 years.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

The information requested is not readily available for the United Kingdom.

Estimates of the number of owner occupying households in England who were (a) outright owners and (b) buying with a mortgage are set out in the following table. Estimates are available for 1981, 1984, 1988 and all years from 1991 onwards.

Households in owner occupation: England 1981—2008
Thousands of households
Owner occupiers
Own outright Buying with a mortgage All owner occupiers
1981 4,313 5,546 9,860
1984 4,590 6,399 10,990
1988 4,834 7,414 12,248
1991 4,795 8,255 13,050
1992 4,815 8,255 13,069
1993 4,898 8,382 13,280
1994 5,008 8,421 13,429
1995 4,998 8,468 13,467
1996 5,115 8,407 13,521
1997 5,249 8,380 13,629
1998 5,404 8,413 13,817
1999 5,582 8,508 14,091
2000 5,764 8,575 14,339
2001 5,885 8,473 14,358
2002 6,019 8,540 14,559
2003 6,158 8,542 14,701
2004 6,288 8,389 14,677
2005 6,352 8,440 14,791
2006 6,425 8,365 14,790
2007 6,505 8,228 14,733
2008 6,653 7,975 14,628
Sources:

1981 to 1991: DOE Labour Force Survey Housing Trailer

1992 to 2008: ONS Labour Force Survey.

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