At the end of March 2001 there were 21.1 million dwellings in England, an increase of 1.46 million, or 7 per cent, on the number at the end of March 1991. 14.8 million, or seven out of ten, were owner occupied and 4.2 million, about one fifth, were rented from a local authority or a registered social landlord. The remaining 2.2 million were rented privately.
In mid-2000, it is estimated there were nearly 21 million households in England, about 21 and 9 percent more than that recorded in 1981 and 1991 respectively.
In 2000, the average price of all dwellings sold in England was£107,000 - for new dwellings it was higher at£131,000. House prices in 2000 were about 15 per cent higher than in 1999 (based on the DTLR mixed adjusted house price index), with regional price rises ranging from 19 per cent in the South East to 4 per cent in the North East.
Results from the Survey of English Housing carried out in the year to the end of March 2001 showed that 2.3 million households (11 per cent) had moved in the year prior to interview. Moving households included 42 per cent of private renters, 11 per cent of social renters and 7 per cent of owner-occupiers.
1. Housing Statistics 2001 is the second edition of the new annual compendium of statistics covering all aspects of housing in England. Where consistent data is available, tables also cover Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Much of the data is collected from routine returns from local authorities or in two large surveys carried out for DTLR, the Survey of English Housing and the Survey of Mortgage Lenders.
2. In producing Housing Statistics 2001 all tables have been further reviewed. As in the previous volume, the information is standardised, where possible on financial years. This corresponds to the main collection and funding cycles. One additional table - Historic Series Mid-Year Household Estimates and Projections by Region - has been introduced (Table 4.8).
3. Much of this information was previously included in Housing Statistics 2000 and prior to this Housing and Construction Statistics. Construction information is now published by the DTI in the Construction Statistics Annual.
4. Additional tables will be on the are also available on the DTLR Web-site. The aim is to make the data collected as widely available as possible and we will increasingly be putting tables and publications onto the website.
5. National Statistics are produced to high professional standards set out in the National Statistics Code of Practice. They undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs.