Time spent living in current home
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1. Main facts and figures
White British households on average lived at their current address for 15 years; this is longer than for almost all other ethnic groups
in all socio-economic groups, income bands, areas of the country and tenure types, White British households lived at their address for longer than any other ethnic group, including White ethnic minorities
The ethnic categories used in this data
This data compares the experiences of different ethnic groups in 2 ways:
- White British households compared with all other households
- the standardised ethnic groups based on the 2011 Census
The 2011 Census groups are:
- English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British
- Gypsy, Traveller or Irish Traveller
- Any other White background
Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups:
- White and Black Caribbean
- White and Black African
- White and Asian
- Any other Mixed/Multiple ethnic background
- Any other Asian background
- Any other Black/African/Caribbean background
Other ethnic group:
- Any other ethnic group
2. Time spent living in current home by ethnicity
|Ethnicity||Time in current home|
|Bangladeshi||9 years 1 months|
|Chinese||6 years 0 months|
|Indian||11 years 1 months|
|Pakistani||10 years 8 months|
|Asian other||8 years 1 months|
|Black African||6 years 5 months|
|Black Caribbean||14 years 4 months|
|Black other||8 years 10 months|
|Mixed White/Asian||9 years 8 months|
|Mixed White/Black African||6 years 2 months|
|Mixed White/Black Caribbean||8 years 2 months|
|Mixed other||6 years 2 months|
|White British||15 years 1 months|
|White Irish||15 years 10 months|
|White Gypsy/Traveller||withheld because a small sample size makes it unreliable|
|White other||5 years 9 months|
|Arab||5 years 9 months|
|Any other||7 years 1 months|
Summary of Time spent living in current home Time spent living in current home by ethnicity Summary
3. Time spent living in current home by ethnicity and socio-economic group
|Ethnicity||Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations||Intermediate occupations||Routine and manual occupations|
|White British||13 years 6 months||16 years 0 months||16 years 2 months|
|All other ethnic groups||7 years 9 months||9 years 4 months||9 years 0 months|
Summary of Time spent living in current home Time spent living in current home by ethnicity and socio-economic group Summary
4. Time spent living in current home by ethnicity and income
|Weekly income||White British||All other ethnic groups|
|Up to £99||8 years 2 months||4 years 11 months|
|£100 to £199||16 years 1 months||9 years 2 months|
|£200 to £299||19 years 3 months||10 years 6 months|
|£300 to £399||17 years 4 months||8 years 5 months|
|£400 to £499||16 years 7 months||9 years 3 months|
|£500 to £599||15 years 2 months||7 years 6 months|
|£600 to £699||15 years 2 months||8 years 5 months|
|£700 to £799||14 years 3 months||7 years 9 months|
|£800 to £899||13 years 4 months||8 years 0 months|
|£900 to £999||13 years 7 months||8 years 1 months|
|£1000 and above||12 years 1 months||8 years 7 months|
Summary of Time spent living in current home Time spent living in current home by ethnicity and income Summary
5. Time spent living in current home by ethnicity by area
|Region||White British||All other ethnic groups|
|North East||15 years 6 months||7 years 5 months|
|North West||15 years 8 months||9 years 3 months|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||14 years 9 months||8 years 6 months|
|East Midlands||14 years 10 months||8 years 7 months|
|West Midlands||16 years 11 months||9 years 8 months|
|East||15 years 2 months||7 years 4 months|
|London||15 years 3 months||9 years 2 months|
|South East||14 years 0 months||7 years 3 months|
|South West||14 years 4 months||6 years 4 months|
Summary of Time spent living in current home Time spent living in current home by ethnicity by area Summary
6. Time spent living in current home by ethnicity and type of tenure
|Ethnicity||Owner occupiers||Social rented housing||Private rented housing|
|White British||18 years and 2 months||12 years and 2 months||4 years and 10 months|
|All other ethnic groups||13 years and 8 months||8 years and 10 months||2 years and 8 months|
Summary of Time spent living in current home Time spent living in current home by ethnicity and type of tenure Summary
The EHS consists of:
- face-to-face interviews with a random sample of about 13,300 households a year
- a physical inspection of the homes of about 6,000 of the interviewed households – these are selected at random and carried out by a surveyor
The surveyor also inspects a random sample of about 200 properties identified by the interviewer as vacant.
Weighting is used to adjust the results of a survey to make them representative of the population.
For example, a survey which contains 25% females and 75% males will not accurately reflect the views of the general population which we know is around 50% male and 50% female.
Statisticians rebalance or ‘weight’ the survey results to more accurately represent the general population.
In the EHS, weighting makes the results more representative of the 22.6 million households in England.
Suppression rules and disclosure control
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has ‘suppressed’ estimates based on fewer than 30 households.
‘Suppression’ means these figures have not been included in the data because the numbers involved are too small to draw any meaningful conclusions.
Where the size of the ethnic group population is small enough that an individual’s identity could be revealed, some other figures have also been excluded. The data is deposited in the UK Data Archive, after applying a wide range of disclosure control.
Strictly disclosure-controlled data in the form of derived variables is available under the End-User Licence (for example, ethnicity is given as White/ethnic minority).
Data sets with some more details are made available under Special Licence after the user has applied to the English Housing Survey team for access.
Data that could potentially reveal someone’s identity (such as a postcode) is available only through UKDA Secure Access. To gain access, a user must complete special training, including on disclosure control.
Estimates in the charts are rounded to the nearest year.
Estimates in the tables are given to the nearest year and month.
Further technical information
8. Data sources
Type of data
Type of statistic
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Note on corrections or updates
Information published in the EHS headline report and other annual reports is usually based on a 12-month period, rather than the 2 years’ combined data used here. As a result, the statistics shown here may not match those in the EHS reports.
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.
9. Download the data
This file contains: ethnicity, period, NS-SEC, income band, region, tenure, standard deviation, sample size