Posted on January 29, 2018 at 5:55 AM
Analysis of the latest English Housing Survey data reveals that the private rental sector provides homes to a fifth of the population, including nearly two million families with children.
The latest figures from this official source show that the private rented sector remains larger than the social rented sector, accounting for some 4.7 million households; it is now the biggest tenure of all in London.
Over the last decade, the number of families with children in private rented housing increased by nearly a million to represent 38 per cent of all households in the sector. This compares to 35 per cent in social housing.
The proportion of those aged 35-44 has also substantially increased over this period to over a quarter.