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In the last decade, homeownership has fallen for the first time since Census records began in 1951.
The latest Census shows that, in England, the proportion of homes owned with a mortgage has dropped by 15% and now stands at 34% of homes. The proportion of private rented homes has rocketed by 69%.
This historic shift reflects the growing trend in young people and families who are unable to find a stable, affordable home.
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Source: Adapted from data from the Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0. Crown Copyright.