Analysis and action on living standards
Access to safe, secure and affordable housing is one of the most fundamental measures of living standards. But spiralling house prices, combined with the limited availability of social housing and high costs associated with the private rented sector, mean that for many UK families and individuals, these things remain out of reach.
We deem family units to be overcrowded if they live in households with too few bedrooms to meet the ‘bedroom standard’ commonly used in social housing allocation schemes. The data in this section highlights trends in overcrowding over time, and how rates for different cohorts compare at each age.
More data to follow
A family is a single adult or couple, and any dependent children. A family unit is overcrowded if it lives in a household with too few bedrooms to meet the ‘bedroom standard’ commonly used in social housing allocation schemes. Tenure splits exclude adults living with parents.
RF analysis of DWP, Family Resources Survey