Last edited 22 Oct 2020

English housing stock age

According to the English housing survey 2014 to 2015: housing stock report, published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the age of the housing stock in England in 2014 was:

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[The number of houses is shown in thousands]

20% were built before 1919 and 24% were built after 1980. There were approximately 23.4 million homes in total, just over a million of which were vacant.

The earlier 2001 DCLG English House Condition Survey gives more detail about the pre 1919 period:

English housing age 2001.jpg

These figures can be combined (approximately) and some timeline information added to give a sense of the period houses and their likely construction.

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See also: The Housing Stock of The United Kingdom.

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