Housing in Transition: Understanding the dynamics of tenure change

England, traditionally seen as a nation of homeowners, is experiencing significant change in the types of housing tenure in which people live. The first part of this report looks back at tenure change between 1993/94 and 2009/10, using the Government’s Survey of English Housing and its successor the English Housing Survey. This historical look breaks the data down by tenure, region, household type and income.

The second part projects trends forward to 2025, and it explores how tenure structures may develop under different economic scenarios. Here we report on the core findings based on two scenarios – a continuing weak economy and a cautiously slow economic expansion from the current low base.