Latest government figures show the number of homes in
England rented from local authorities has fallen by 26,000 in the
year to 31 March 2015.
The total number of social and affordable rented homes increased
over the year to 31 March 2015 as a result of a rise of 44,000 in
the number of homes rented from Private Registered Providers
(housing associations). However over the period from 2001 to 2015,
the total number of homes rented from local authorities and Private
Registered Providers fell from 4,236,000 in 2001 to 4,030,000 in
The estimated total stock of homes rented from local councils at
31 March 2015 was 1,643,000 - a reduction of nearly 1.2 million
homes since 2001 when the number of council rented homes stood at
Over the same period, the number of homes rented from Private
Registered Providers increased from 1,424,000 in 2001 to 2,387,000
at 31 March 2015.
The total number of dwellings of all tenures in England at 31
March 2015 is estimated to be 23.5million - 14.7 million
owner-occupied, 4.7million private rented, 2.4million rented from
Registered Providers (housing associations) and 1.6million rented
from local authorities.