Percentage Of Families Living In Owned And Rented Accommodation | Band 7 IELTS Report Sample

The chart shows the percentage of households owning and renting accommodation in England and Wales 1918 to 2021.

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The given bar graph shows the household owning and accommodation trend in England and Wales from the year 1918 to 2011.

In the early 19th century, households who owned accommodation were less and accounted for only 20% whereas rented accommodation households were around 75%. This indicates that in 1918 people were not much interested in buying a house. Later in the years 1939 to 1953, the trend of accommodation was quite similar. Around 33% of households owned accommodation and 67% of them lived in rented accommodation.

After 1953, the percentage of households in the owned accommodation, gradually started increasing. In 1971, the percentage of households living in owned and rented accommodation was the same (%). The year 1981 started to see a hike in people owning accommodation. From 50% it went up to 60 % of households. And this year also marked the drop in the percentage of people living in the rented accommodation. In 2001, the proportion of families living in owned accommodation was the highest at 70%. The year 2011 showed a slight variation where, 65% of people lived in their own accommodation and only 35% of them in the rented houses.

As it is seen clearly, there was a decrease in the interest amongst people to live in rented accommodation towards the year 2011.

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