About half of households in the social rented sector had at least one member with a long-term illness or disability

Because of the way social housing is allocated, the sector houses more vulnerable groups than other sectors.

 

  • About half (49%) of households in the social rented sector had at least one member with a long-term illness or disability. This is noticeably higher than in other tenures: 29% of owner occupier households and 23% of private renter households fell into this category.
  • The social rented sector also has a higher proportion of lone parents than other sectors; and almost three quarters (72%) of social renters were in the two lowest income quintiles.

Read more at Social_rented_sector_report_2015-16

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