High house prices and a shortage of social housing have increasingly forced people into private renting

High house prices and a shortage of social housing have increasingly forced people into private renting

Private renters (millions)

Social renters

6m

Private overtook

social in 2012

5

4

3

2

1

0

1980

1990

2000

2010

Private renters (millions)

Social renters

6m

Private overtook

social in 2012

5

4

3

2

1

0

1980

1990

2000

2010