Overcrowding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2019
Reference: 
2019/17427
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please provide data which illustrates the degree of housing overcrowding in each of the financial years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19, broken down by social and private rented sector.

Answer

Overcrowding

Overcrowding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Estimates of the proportion of households in London who are overcrowded are taken from the English Housing Survey, and use the ‘bedroom standard’ measure of overcrowding.

The attached table shows:

  1. Estimates of the proportion of overcrowded households in the social rented and private rented sectors, and across all tenures, based on single years of data from the English Housing Survey;
  2. Estimates using a rolling average of three years of data to smooth out volatility due to limited survey samples. These estimates are the same as those shown in the annual Housing in London report.

These estimates are for the years 2013/14 to 2017/18. English Housing Survey data for 2018/19 is not yet available.

 

Single-year data

     
 

Social rent

Private rent

All tenures

2013/14

12.1%

11.7%

8.1%

2014/15

12.4%

9.7%

6.4%

2015/16

15.6%

11.7%

7.9%

2016/17

13.6%

9.6%

7.5%

2017/18

15.1%

14.4%

8.7%

       

Three-year averages

   
 

Social rent

Private rent

All tenures

2011/12 - 13/14

12.1%

11.8%

7.9%

2012/13 - 14/15

12.9%

11.0%

7.6%

2013/14 - 15/16

13.4%

11.0%

7.5%

2014/15 - 16/17

13.8%

10.3%

7.3%

2015/16 - 17/18

14.7%

11.9%

8.0%