London is capital for private renters
LONDON had the most private tenants at 25 per cent and fewest owner-occupiers at 51 per cent, according to the English Housing Survey.
The biggest shift towards renting is among 16 to 34-yearolds.
In 2010-11, 36 per cent of them were owner-occupiers, 18 per cent were social renters and 46 per cent rented privately.
This compares with 1991, when 60 per cent of this age group were owner occupiers. The average household size for all households was 2.3 people.
On average, weekly mortgage payments were 19 per cent of home owners’ income, while weekly rent payments were 43 per cent of tenants’ income.