Migrants and housing in the UK

Migrants and housing in the UK

11 March, 2013

  • The foreign-born population has significantly lower ownership rates (44% were homeowners in 2011) than the -born (70%).
  • The foreign-born population is three times as likely to be in the private rental sector (37% were in this sector in 2011), compared to the UK-born (13%).
  • Recent migrants (i.e. those who have been in the UK for five years or less) are more than twice as likely to be renters (76% were in the private rental sector in 2011), compared to other migrants. Those migrants who have been in the UK longer tend to have accommodation similar to that of the UK-born.
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