Hampshire Facts and Figures

2001 Census: Tenure

Summary Tables:

This table provides information on the percentage of households that own or rent their accommodation. All households are included in this table.

All Households Owner Occupied: Owns Outright Owner Occupied: Owns with a Mortgage or Loan Owner Occupied: Shared Ownership Rented from: Council (Local Authority) Rented from: Housing Association/ Social Landlord Rented from: Private Landlord or Agency Rented from: Other
Basingstoke & Deane 61,722 24.21 48.73 0.55 0.68 16.74 5.87 3.24
East Hampshire 43,625 33.41 43.93 0.47 1.05 10.44 6.61 4.08
Eastleigh 47,001 29.96 50.87 0.54 1.12 10.63 5.13 1.75
Fareham 43,577 35.7 49.83 0.58 5.71 1.95 3.77 2.46
Gosport 31,337 27.27 44.28 0.51 11.74 6.04 5.72 4.43
Hart 32,470 30.81 50.01 0.57 0.41 7.98 6.31 3.91
Havant 48,460 32.14 41.49 0.4 10.91 8.49 4.24 2.32
New Forest 71,985 41.76 38.45 0.43 6.74 3.39 6.12 3.12
Rushmoor 35,263 24.62 47.6 0.71 1.27 13.98 6.66 5.16
Test Valley 44,134 29.08 44.85 0.58 5.53 8.43 7.04 4.48
Winchester 43,132 32.43 37.79 0.3 11.7 4.27 8.56 4.95
Portsmouth 78,719 25.33 38.77 0.73 13.33 5.19 12.91 3.75
Southampton 91,217 22.99 33.76 0.81 19.09 5.05 15.56 2.74
                 
Hampshire 502,706 31.6 44.88 0.5 5.13 8.41 5.97 3.51
Hampshire (Including Portsmouth and Southampton) 672,642 29.7 42.66 0.57 7.98 7.57 8.08 3.43

Commentary:

Hampshire County

There were 502,700 households in Hampshire in 2001, an increase of 53,200 households between the 1991 and 2001 censuses.

In Hampshire, 77 per cent of households were owner occupied in 2001, compared to 75.5 in 1991. 58.3 per cent of owner occupied homes were owned with a mortgage or a loan, compared to 51.3 per cent in 1991. The percentage of households that rent their accommodation from Housing Associations and Social Landlords has seen a large increase from 1991 to 2001. 8.4 per cent of all households in Hampshire rented their accommodation from Housing Associations or Social Landlords in 2001, accounting for 36.5 per cent of all rented households, In 1991 this figure was 1.6 per cent of households, accounting for only 6.4 per cent of all rented households.

Fareham was the district in Hampshire with the largest percentage of owner occupied homes in 2001 with 86.1 per cent, while Winchester had the least with 70.5 per cent. The New Forest contained the largest percentage of households that owned their home outright (41.8 per cent), while Basingstoke and Deane contained the lowest (24.2 per cent). The largest percentage of households that owned their home with a mortgage or loan was 50.9 per cent in Eastleigh, and the lowest 37.8 per cent in Winchester.

Winchester was the district with the largest percentage of households renting their accommodation in 2001, with 29.5 per cent. There was variation across the districts with regard to who households rented their accommodation from. In Gosport, 42 per cent of households that rented did so from Councils (Local Authorities), while in Hart this figure was only 2.2 per cent. In Basingstoke and Deane the majority (63.1 per cent) of rented households rented from Housing Associations or Social Landlords, whereas in Fareham the figure was only 14 per cent. In Hart as many as 34 per cent of households that were renting did so through Private Landlords or Agencies, while only 3.8 per cent of households rented this way in Fareham.

Portsmouth and Southampton

In 2001, there were 78,720 households in Portsmouth and 91,220 in Southampton. The number of households in Portsmouth increased by 6,130 between 1991 and 2001, while Southampton saw a larger rise of 10,100 households.

The percentage of households in Portsmouth and Southampton that were owner occupied in 2001 was lower than for Hampshire’s districts, at 64.8 and 57.6 per cent respectively. Councils (Local Authorities) held the highest percentage of renters in both cities with 45 per cent of rented households in Southampton and 37.9 per cent in Portsmouth. However, renting from a Private Landlord or Agency was also much more popular in the two cities than in Hampshire as a whole, with 36.7 per cent of households that rented in both cities, choosing to do so in this way.