§ Mr. Dafis
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total number of households in Wales where the classified head of the household is over the age of 65 years; what percentage of such households are(a) owner-occupied (i) with or (ii) without a mortgage or (b) renting from (i) a local authority or (ii) a housing association; and what percentage rent is from private landlords.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The 1986 Welsh inter-censal survey indicated that 299,000 households were headed by a person aged 65 or over. Of these households 59.6 per cent. were owner-occupiers (of which 7.4 per cent. were with a mortgage and 92.6 per cent. were owned outright), 31.3 per cent. rented from local authorities or new towns, 1.7 per cent. from housing associations and 7.4 per cent. from private landlords and other tenures.