HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc622-3W
Mr. Kenneth Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list, for each of those years from 1945 to the present for which information is available, the estimated proportion of the United Kingdom's housing stock which was (a) in the private rented sector, (b) in home ownership and (c) in local authority, new town and housing association ownership.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

The information is as follows:

Private rented and other tenures* Owner-occupied Per cent. Rented from local authorities new towns and housing associations
1951 52 29 19
1961 29 43 28
1966 24 47 29
1971 18 50 32
1977 13 54 34
* Includes dwellings rented with farms or business premises and those occupied by virtue of employment.

Source: 1951–71—Census of Population; 1977 the National Dwelling and Housing Survey for England and independent estimates for other countries.