There has been a shift in housing tenure away from owner occupation towards the private rented sector over the last decade (2001-2011).
Unless otherwise stated, information on this page comes from the 2011 Census. The Census provides household tenure information for different locations, as shown in table 1.
Table 1. Household tenure of Herefordshire and England & Wales
Source: 2011 Census, ONS – Crown copyright
(i)Accommodation that is rented from a registered social landlord, housing association, housing co-operative, charitable trust or local authority.
(ii)Accommodation that is rented from an employer of a household member, relative or friend of a household member, or other non-social rented accommodation.
(iii)The 'Living rent free' category did not exist in the 2001 Census.
Herefordshire has a higher proportion of households who own their home outright and a lower proportion who own their home with a mortgage compared with England & Wales. Herefordshire has a slightly lower proportion that privately rent their home from a landlord or letting agency and a lower proportion that are in social rented accommodation, compared with nationally. There has been a shift in housing tenure away from owner occupation towards the private rented sector over the last decade (2001-2011).
Tenure data from the 2011 Census for areas within Herefordshire can be downloaded from the resource box below.
Last updated: Monday, August 07, 2017