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UK Home Ownership Rate (Latest)

UK Open Government License (UK-GOV)Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Data is from the England and Wales 2021 Census, Northern Ireland 2021 Census, and the Scotland 2011 Census (2022 Census data is yet to be released)

Map Highlights

  1. 🌆 London's Rental Realm! Over half (53%) of London's households are in the rental market, making it the region with the most renters. The capital is buzzing with tenants!
  2. 🌍 North East's Home Haven! The North East stands out with over 60% of households owning their homes. A region where many have found their forever homes!
  3. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland's Ownership Odyssey! Back in 2011, 61.5% of Scottish households were homeowners. Jump to 2021, and regions like the South West and Wales have edged ahead with nearly 66% homeownership. A decade can make quite the difference!

Data Summary

Across the UK, the balance between homeownership and renting varies dramatically by region. London, with its transient population and high property prices, sees a majority of renters. In contrast, regions like the North East showcase a strong homeownership trend. The data paints a vivid picture of the UK's diverse housing landscape over the years.

About the Data

These regions in the census could also be known as:

  • ITL 1, a new UK standard to replace the EU NUTS standard
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