This bulletin is a preview of a number of different new results from
the survey. Some of the main examples include:
- There has been a very strong movement away from endowment
mortgages in recent years. In 2001 and 2002, 75 per cent of new
mortgages were repayment, and only 10 per cent were endowment
mortgages. In contrast, during the period 1985-1989, 61 per cent of
new mortgages were endowment and 30 per cent repayment.
- Some 19 per cent of applicants on council waiting lists had been
on the list for five years or more, as compared to 6 per cent of those
on housing association lists.
- Young people with a disability are much less likely to be living
in suitable accommodation than elderly people. Only 43 per cent of
people aged less than 16 with a disability were living in suitable
accommodation as compared to 77 per cent of those aged 65 and over.
- The proportion of older householders who considered that they
would not be able to pay for a major repair to their home was
substantially higher than for younger householders. 12 per cent for
householders aged 70 or more and 7 per cent for householders aged
60-69, as compared to 3 per cent of younger householders.
- Nearly half of all households have a garage or car port solely for
their own use while about a third of households have no parking for
their sole use.
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 (ie owner
occupation and the social and private rented sectors) in England. In
the first six months of the 2002/03 survey some 9,800 randomly chosen
households were interviewed.
2. The results are new in that, either they are derived from
questions asked for the first time in the SEH in 2002/03, or are
previously unpublished r esults based on questions not new in 2002/03.
3. Housing Statistics Summary No 17, 2003 can be found online.