the percentage of households in owned and rented accommodation
The chart below shows the percentage of households in owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and 2011.
The given chart illustrates the proportion of families owning and renting houses in England and Wales from 1918 to 2011.
Overall, the number of people living in their own house increases, except for the year 2011, while that of rented accommodations saw an opposite trend over the period.
In 1918, the figure for households in rented housing stood at 77%, which was three times as much as that of owned housing. In the following years, there was a steady rise in the percentage of people who prefer to own their own house, which was 50% in 1971. That figure was equivalent to that of rented households in 1917, after experiencing a gradual decline of 27%.
Over the next decade, the percentage of owned accommodations continued to reach a peak of almost 70% in 2001, which was followed by a moderate fall of 5% in 2011. Meanwhile, the figure for people who opt for renting a house plummeted to 31% in 2010 before witnessing a slight growth of 5% at the end of the period.