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Equality data for social housing tenants

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  • Release date: 29 May 2012
  • Period covered: 2004 to 2010
Information from the Annual Population Survey (APS) on the age, gender, ethnicity, religion and disability of social housing tenants.

Key points

  • There are a greater proportion of young people living in social housing than in Wales’ population overall. In 2010, around 41 per cent of social housing tenants were aged under 25 (which also includes children) compared to 31 per cent in Wales’ general population.
  • As with the general population the gender split for social housing tenants varies depending on age with considerable increases in the proportion of women compared to men in the 70 and over age group, presumably as women generally live longer than men.
  • In 2009, 4.1 per cent of all social housing tenants were from black or minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, which was the same as the proportion within the overall population.  The proportion of social housing tenants from BME backgrounds increased each year from 2004 to 2008 reaching a peak of 4.6 per cent, but it has since been decreasing and in 2010 was 3.9 per cent.
  • In 2010, Christianity remained the most common religion among social housing tenants, with around 57 per cent of tenants in this group. However, this proportion has declined considerably since 2004 when almost 70 per cent of all social housing tenants classified themselves as Christian.
  • In 2010, a higher proportion of social housing tenants were disabled (39 per cent) than seen in the Welsh population as a whole where 24 per cent were disabled.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5055
Email: stats.housing@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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