Housing Costs (As % of Household Income) in United Kingdom

Source: National Statistical Office
Last Updated: June 1, 2012

Housing costs as a percentage of household income reached 22.0 % in 2000 in United Kingdom, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.0 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, housing costs as a percentage of household income in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 25.0 % in 1999 and an all time low of 21.0 % in 1996. When compared to United Kingdom's main peers, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Belgium amounted to 22.0 %, 24.0 % in France, 25.0 % in Germany and 13.0 % in Ireland in 2000.

United Kingdom has been ranked 6th within the group of 16 countries we follow in terms of housing costs as a percentage of household income.

The indicator shows how much a household spends on housing as a proportion of their total disposable income, which is often taken as an indicator of the affordability of housing.

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