Housing with damp problems
1. Main facts and figures
- in the 2 years to March 2018, an average of 4% of households in England had damp in at least one room of their home (871,000 homes)
- Bangladeshi and Black African households were more likely to have damp problems than White British households
The ethnic categories used in this data
This data uses the 18 ethnic groups used in the 2011 Census.
2. By ethnicity
|Ethnicity||%||Number ('000s)||All households ('000s)|
|Black other||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable|
|Mixed White/Asian||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable|
|Mixed White/Black African||10||6||57|
|Mixed White/Black Caribbean||12||11||91|
|White Gypsy/Traveller||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable|
Summary of Housing with damp problems By ethnicity Summary
Around 13,300 households a year take part in face-to-face interviews for the English Housing Survey.
The homes of around 6,000 of those households are also surveyed by a qualified surveyor. These are chosen at random. In addition, another 200 empty properties are surveyed to get a complete picture of homes in England.
Weighting is applied to the sample to produce estimates for the 23 million households in England as a whole.
Weighting adjusts the results of a survey to make them representative of the population and make them more reliable.
For example, a survey of 25 women and 75 men will not accurately reflect the views of the general population, which is around 50% male and 50% female.
Suppression rules and disclosure control
These figures don't include estimates based on fewer than 30 households. This is because it's hard to make reliable generalisations based on a small number of respondents.
See the guidance on English Housing Survey datasets for information on accessing other, more detailed, data.
Percentages shown in the charts and tables are rounded to the nearest whole number. Download the data to get more detailed estimates.
Figures for the numerator and denominator are weighted and rounded to the nearest whole number in the download files. Therefore, calculations of the percentages using these values may differ to the percentage figures shown on this page, which have been calculated using unrounded figures.
English Housing Survey information and publications.
4. Data sources
Type of data
Type of statistic
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Purpose of data source
The English Housing Survey is a continuous national survey commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. It collects information about people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England.
5. Download the data
This file contains the following: measure, time, time type, ethnicity, geography, value, denominator, numerator and sample size