Number of households privately renting has doubled in 30 years
The number of households renting from private landlords has more than doubled in the past thirty years.
Some 22% of households now rent privately, according to a report from think tank ResPublica.
In 1985 the figure was just 9%.
Conversely, the number of households renting from public landlords has fallen dramatically during the same period.
In 1985, 30% of households rented from public landlords, a figure which has since fallen to 9%.
The report also reveals that owner-occupancy levels are the same now as they were thirty years ago.
In 1985, 61% of households owned their home, the same proportion as today, ResPublica reports.
This is despite a significant drop in the early 2000s.
Earlier this year, the annual English Housing Survey revealed that in 2013/2014 19% of households rented privately, while owner-occupiers accounted for 63% of all households.
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