These results are published earlier than in previous years because they are provisional results, not final results. When the full report on the 2001/02 survey is published in a few months the results can be expected to be very similar to those given in this bulletin but not identical.
1. The Survey of English Housing is a continuous household survey, carried out for the ODPM by the National Centre for Social Research, which provides key housing data for all forms of tenure, i.e. owner occupation and the social and private rented sectors, in England. In 2001/02 some 19,900 randomly chosen households were interviewed for this survey.
2. 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 they meet customer needs.