Survey of English Housing - Major studies
Income, property and investment - Economics
|The Survey of English Housing (SEH) was a continuous annual survey series, which began in 1993. The survey provided key housing data on tenure, owner occupation and the social rented sector, and regular information about the private rented sector. The survey was originally sponsored by the Department of the Environment, which became the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in time for the 1996-1997 survey, then the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, by 2000-2001. Responsibility for the SEH was transferred to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister after the fieldwork for the 2002-2003 survey commenced, and on 5 May 2006 the series became part of the remit of the newly-established Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The main aims of the SEH were to provide regular information about the main features of people's housing and their views about their circumstances, and information about the private rented sector (not covered by routine administrative statistics like the owner-occupied and social rented sectors).
From 2008, the SEH merged with the English House Condition Survey (EHCS) to form the new English Housing Survey (EHS). The last SEH dataset is the 2007-2008 study. The EHS data are available at the UK Data Archive under GN 33422.
Further information about the SEH and the EHS may be found on the DCLG web site Survey of English Housing and English Housing Survey web pages.
The SEH comprises a main core of factual questions that remain largely unchanged from year to year, and cover tenure, housing costs and difficulties with mortgage/rent payments, housing history, moving intentions, and the type of home desired. The survey also carries a set of attitudinal questions which are revised/rotated each year.
By principal investigator(s):
Carey, S. (1995) Private renting in England, 1993/94, London: HMSO.
Green, H. and Hansbro, J. (1995) Housing in England 1993/94, London: HMSO.
Green, H., et al. (1996) Housing in England 1994/95, London: HMSO.
Green, H., et al. (1997) Housing in England 1995/96, London: The Stationery Office.
Green, H., Deacon, K. and Down, D. (1998) Housing in England 1996/97, London: The Stationery Office.
Green, H. et al (1999) Housing in England 1997/98, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0116210206.
McConaghy, M., et al. (2000) Housing in England 1998/99, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0116213655.
Bates, B., et al. (2001) Housing in England 1999/00, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0116214716.
Bates, B., et al. (2002) Housing in England 2000/01, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0117029653.
Robinson C., et al. (2004) Housing in England 2002/3: a report of the Survey of English Housing, London: TSO.
Links to online publications associated with the survey can be found on the DCLG web site SEH Publications page.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Search for Survey of English Housing in ESDS Government publication search.
Davies Z.G. et al. (2009) 'A national scale inventory of resource provision for biodiversity within domestic gardens', Biological Conservation, 142, pp.761-771.