This topic area covers statistics and information relating to housing and households in Hull including local strategic need and service provision. Further information relating to Homelessness is given within Vulnerable Groups.
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- We need warm, safe and secure homes to help us to lead healthy, independent lives and to recover from illness.
- Poor quality housing can lead to poor physical and mental health, and poverty means that people in poor housing are less able to move home.
- Throughout the life course poor quality housing can have different adverse impacts, from poor weight gain in infants to excess winter deaths in the elderly.
- From the 2021 Census, over half of Hull’s housing stock comprise terraced housing which is twice as much as England, and there are fewer semi-detached houses in Hull compared to England (18% versus 24%) and one-third as many detached houses (5% versus 16%) as well as fewer flats (17% versus 24%) although only a slightly lower percentage of bungalows (7% versus 9%). The most common housing around the city centre was flats and apartments with detached housing most common in Kingswood and in a few areas to the east of the city.
- From the 2021 Census, Hull has significantly less owner occupied housing compared to England (49% versus 62%). The percentage of owner occupied housing with a mortgage or loan was only slightly lower in Hull (25% versus 29%) with the biggest difference in the percentage of owner occupied housing that was owned outright (23% versus 33%). There were almost three times as many local authority owned dwellings in Hull compared to England (19% versus 8%), a similar percentage of dwellings socially rented (8% versus 9%) and slightly higher percentages in Hull that were privately rented (24% versus 21%), although tenure differed substantially across Hull’s wards. Council and socially rented dwellings were the most common in Orchard Park, North Carr, east parts of West Carr, Longhill & Bilton Grange and parts of Ings, Marfleet, Southcoates and Central. Privately rented accommodation was most likely within the city centre, Avenue, St Andrew’s & Docklands, parts of Marfleet and around the University, whereas dwellings that were owned outright were more likely to occur to the west of the city in Beverley & Newland, west parts of West Carr, and in Holderness, Southcoates and Sutton. These areas also had areas within the wards where properties were owner occupied with a mortgage or loan together with households in Kingswood.
- Two-thirds of homes in the city are in the lowest Council Tax band (A) compared to fewer than one-quarter (24%) of homes in England, and 43% across the Yorkshire and Humber region.
- Housing is much cheaper in Hull, and even though incomes are lower, houses are more affordable in Hull compared to England or other local authorities within the region. However, this does not mean that access to affordable housing is not a problem in the city. For the period April 2021 to March 2022, the typical value (median – middle value when sorted in order) of all houses in Hull is £125,000 compared to £180,000 for the region and £270,000 for England. The median house price in Hull compared to England is much lower for all property types: detached (£235,000 versus £400,000), semi-detached (£145,000 versus £250,000), terraced (£110,000 versus £223,500) and flats or maisonettes (£83,000 versus £225,000). Since the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020), the price of detached and terraced housing has increased by just under 10%, and semi-detached housing has increased by 4.3% although the median cost of flats has reduced in Hull by almost 10%. The median cost of privately rented accommodation per month for the period April 2021 to March 2022 was £386 for a room, £328 for a studio, £385 for a one bedroom property, £450 for a two bedroom property, £525 for a three bedroom property, and £643 for a property with four or more bedrooms in Hull.
- The rate of mortgage repossessions has been was considerably higher in Hull compared to England between 2003 and 2014, but the difference has been less marked in recent years. Compared to England, the rate of landlord repossessions has generally been lower in Hull since 2011. The rate of both mortgage and landlord repossessions were low in 2020 and 2021 due to the Coronavirus Act 2020 which increased the notice required to provide tenants when seeking possession of residential property between March 2020 and September 2021. Between 2021 and 2022, the repossession rate increased slightly for mortgaged properties and doubled for landlord repossessions, but the numbers are still very small relative to earlier years. During 2022, there were 14 mortgage repossessions and 84 landlord repossessions in Hull. Between 2003 and 2019, the total number of mortgage repossessions ranged from 24 to 288 per year and the total number of landlord repossessions ranged from 163 to 378 per year.
- Overall, 3.6% of all households in Hull are overcrowded in relation to the number of bedrooms they need based on the number of people living within the household and their age, gender and relationships to one-another, although this is lower than England (4.3%). Overall, 3,625 households in Hull (3.1%) require one more bedroom and 521 (0.5%) require two or more bedrooms, with such households more likely in Orchard Park (6.5%), Central (5.8%) and St Andrew’s & Docklands (5.7%) wards.
- Overall, 22.1% of households in Hull were single person households aged under 66 years, 12.1% were single person households aged 66+ years, 6.3% were single family households all aged 66+ years, 16.4% were single family households with no children (married, civil partnerships or cohabiting), 17.4% single family households with dependent children, 5.6% single family households with all non-dependent children, 9.1% were lone parent households with dependent children, 4.4% were lone parent households with all non-dependent children, 2.2% were multiple family households with children, and 3.7% were multiple family households without children including full-time students or people aged 66+ years. Single family households with or without children were more likely to be a family who were married or in a civil partnership (23.9%) compared to cohabiting (15.5%). One in eight (12.1%) households comprised of people aged 66+ years who lived in single person households or in single family households, but it is possible this percentage is higher as there could be some multiple family households containing people aged 66+ years. Single person households of people aged under 66 years were much more common around the city centre whereas single person and family households comprising people aged 66+ years were less likely to occur around the city centre and were spread out throughout other parts of Hull. High concentrations of single families with and without children occurred throughout the city but with lower concentrations around the city centre and higher concentrations in Kingswood ward. Lone parents with dependent children were more likely in Orchard Park, North Carr, Longhill & Bilton Grange, and in parts of Marfleet, Newington & Gipsyville and St Andrew’s & Docklands. There were high concentrations of multiple family households without children in University and Beverley & Newland wards where many students lived in shared accommodation.
- From the 2021 Census, 34.1% of households in Hull have one deprivation dimension, 18.9% have two dimensions, 5.6% have three dimensions and 0.3% have all four deprivation dimensions, which is higher than England (33.5%, 14.2%, 3.7% and 0.2% respectively). Overall, 1.8% of households in Hull had no central heating but this varied across different geographical areas within Hull (ranging from 0% to 17.2% across Hull’s 881 Output Areas which are geographical areas between 40 and 250 households).
The Population Affected – Why Is It Important?
Our homes are the cornerstones of our lives. Where we live and the quality of our homes has an important impact on our health and how we feel. The very fabric of our housing affects our wellbeing, risk of disease and our demands on health and care services. We need warm, safe and secure homes to help us to lead healthy, independent lives and to recover from illness.
The right home environment is essential to health and wellbeing, throughout life. There are risks to an individual’s physical and mental health associated with living in:
- a cold, damp, or otherwise hazardous home (an unhealthy home).
- a home that doesn’t meet the household’s needs due to risks such as being overcrowded or inaccessible to a disabled or older person (an unsuitable home).
- a home that does not provide a sense of safety and security including precarious living circumstances and/or homelessness (an unstable home).
The right home environment protects and improves health and wellbeing, and prevents physical and mental ill health. It also enables people to:
- manage their own health and care needs, including long term conditions.
- live independently, safely and well in their own home for as long as they choose.
- complete treatment and recover from substance misuse, tuberculosis or other ill-health.
- move on successfully from homelessness or other traumatic life event.
- access and sustain education, training and employment.
- participate and contribute to society.
The home or housing circumstances present a particular risk to the health and wellbeing of:
- children, and their families.
- people with long-term conditions.
- people with mental health issues.
- people with learning disabilities.
- people recovering from ill health.
- older people.
- people who spend a lot of time at home such as carers.
- low income households.
- people who experience a number of inequalities.
The Hull Picture
Housing Stock and Type of Accommodation
In 2021, there were a total of approximately 122,990 properties in Hull from the Valuation Office Agency.
From the Valuation Office Agency 2021, compared to the region and England, Hull had far more terraced housing and far fewer semi-detached and detached houses.
|Type||Hull N||Hull %||Yorkshire & Humber %||England %|
Detailed information is available on the accommodation type from the 2021 Census which also used information from the Valuation Office Agency. although properties have been classified slightly differently in the 2021 Census in relation to the table above as there is no separate category for bungalow. Overall, there were 115,473 properties:
- 8.4% were detached houses;
- 29.4% were semi-detached houses;
- 46.7% were terraced houses;
- 11.4% were in a purpose-build block of flats or tenements;
- 2.3% were in part of a converted or shared house, including bedsits;
- 0.7% were in part of another converted building, for example, former school, church or warehouse;
- 0.9% were in a commercial building, for example, in an office building, hotel or over a shop; and
- 0.1% were in a caravan or other mobile or temporary structure.
As mentioned above, compared to England, Hull had a much higher percentage of terraced housing, and semi-detached and detached housing. There were also fewer flats and caravans, mobile or temporary structures for accommodation. Around eight in ten (79%) of all flats in Hull were in flats within purpose-built buildings.
|Accommodation type||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
|Flat in purpose-built block of flats||13,165||11.4||11.1||17.1|
|Flat in converted house||2,681||2.3||1.7||3.5|
|Flat in converted building||831||0.7||0.9||0.8|
|In commercial building||1,071||0.9||0.7||0.8|
|Caravan, mobile or temporary structure||162||0.1||0.2||04|
The type of accommodation differed greatly across Hull’s 21 electoral wards based on the 2021 Census information.
Bricknell was the smallest ward in relation to properties having 3,601 properties and St Andrew’s & Docklands had the highest number of properties at 8,262 in 2021.
St Andrew’s & Docklands had the fewest percentage of detached and terraced houses, but the highest percentage of flats (purpose-built or properties that were part of a converted house or other building) and properties that were within a commercial building.
Kingswood had the highest percentage of detached houses with almost four in ten properties being detached houses, and this was more than twice as high as the next highest ward (Ings at 16.5%).
Virtually all of Hull’s 21 wards had at least four in ten of their property types as terraced housing with the exception for Central (37%), Kingswood (29%) and St Andrew’s & Docklands (25%).
|Ward||Total||Detached||Semi-detached||Terraced||Flat or part of a building||In commercial building||Caravan or temporary|
|Beverley & Newland||6,736||6.8||30.2||49.5||12.5||1.0||0.0|
|Longhill & Bilton Grange||5,407||5.1||45.0||41.5||8.0||0.3||0.0|
|Newington & Gipsyville||7,211||7.7||31.2||47.7||11.8||1.3||0.2|
|St Andrew’s & Docklands||8,262||3.5||14.1||24.6||54.6||2.9||0.4|
The map shows the most common type of housing for each of the 881 Output Areas in Hull (see Glossary for more information on these geographical areas). As noted earlier, Kingswood has the most geographical areas with detached houses as the most common accommodation type. Areas around the city centre had flats – both purpose-built or part of a building – as the most common accommodation type, whereas semi-detached houses and terraced housing were more distributed throughout the city.
Hull has an estimated 1,778 long-term vacant dwellings. The housing supply in Hull has been increasing since 2002 with around 200-1,000 additional dwellings each year based on new house building completions, conversions, changes of use, demolitions and other changes to the dwelling stock.
From the 2021 Census, properties in Hull were evenly split between home ownership and renting with 23% of properties owned outright, 25% properties owned with a mortgage or loan, 0.5% with shared ownership, 27% rented from the council or other social renting, and 24% privately rented.
Whilst a reasonably similar percentage of properties in Hull were owned with a mortgage or loan compared to the region and England (25% versus 29%), properties were less likely to be owned outright (23% versus 33%). Thus a higher percentage of properties in Hull were rented in particular through the council.
|Tenure||Hull N||Hull %||Yorkshire & Humber %||England %|
|Owned with mortgage/loan||29,046||25.2||28.9||28.8|
|Total council or social rented||31,167||27.0||17.3||17.1|
|Total private rented||27,593||23.9||19.4||20.5|
|Private landlord/letting agency rented||25,419||22.0||17.2||18.2|
|Other private rented||2,174||1.9||2.3||2.2|
|Total lives rent free||389||0.3||0.2||0.1|
|Lives rent free||389||0.3||0.2||0.1|
Housing tenure also differed across Hull’s 21 wards.
St Andrew’s & Docklands had the lowest percentages owned outright and owned with a mortgage or loan with fewer than one in five properties being owned.
Kingswood, Holderness and Bricknell had the highest ownership rates with a relatively evenly split between owned outright and owned with a mortgage or loan for Holderness and Bricknell, but substantially more properties owned with a mortgage or loan in Kingswood.
Orchard Park has the highest levels of council rented properties at 45% whereas North Carr has the highest levels of social renting at 18%. The highest levels of privately rented properties are within Beverley & Newland, and Avenue wards where at least four in ten properties are privately rented.
The distribution of the tenure across the city will be a reflection of the accommodation type and distribution of council and social housing throughout the city, but will also reflect the age distribution of the population. For instance, Kingswood has a relatively young populati0n and is the least deprived ward in Hull so it is not surprising that there is a high level of home ownership but that ownership is mainly through a mortgage or loan.
|Ward||Total||Owned outright||Owned mortgage||Shared ownership||Council rented||Social rented||Private rented||Rent free|
|Beverley & Newland||6,739||28.2||22.7||0.4||1.9||4.8||42.0||0.1|
|Longhill & Bilton Grange||5,406||25.0||22.3||0.1||36.5||2.4||13.3||0.4|
|Newington & Gipsyville||7,212||17.7||25.1||0.5||12.1||11.0||33.2||0.4|
|St Andrew’s & Docklands||8,263||10.2||9.2||0.6||26.0||14.4||38.9||0.7|
The map below also illustrates this graphically for each of Hull’s 881 Output Areas (see Glossary for more information on these geographical areas) with the most common type of tenure displayed.
Council and social housing is predominant in Orchard Park, North Carr, Longhill & Bilton Grange, Marfleet, the east part of West Carr, and parts of Central, Southcoates and Ings, although there are council and social housing elsewhere in particular areas of other wards.
Owner occupied properties are more likely in the areas encircling the city centre through Pickering, Boothferry, Bricknell, Beverley & Newland, Holderness and Sutton together with the west part of West Carr and all of Kingswood.
Large parts of University, Avenue, St Andrew’s & Docklands and Drypool are more likely to have properties that are privately rented together with parts of Marfleet ward.
Based on the number of properties by tenure from the 2001, 2011 and 2021 Census, the number of owner-occupied properties has reduced slightly with more properties owned outright and fewer properties owner-occupied with an outstanding mortgage or loan. The number of properties that are socially rented has reduced and this has been driven by a large decrease in the number of properties rented through the council (decreasing by one-third) with a slight increase in other social renting. Properties rented from a private landlord or letting agency has more than doubled between 2001 and 2021, and now accounts for two in ten properties rather than one in ten as it was in 2001. In 2021, there are a further 1.9% of all properties are rented privately but not through a landlord or letting agency and some properties in 2001 would have fallen into this category but this information was not distinguished within the 2001 Census.
|Tenure||2001||2011||2021||Change from 2001 to 2021 (%)|
|Owned with mortgage or loan||34.1||29.7||25.2||-26.2|
|Owned or shared ownership total||51.7||49.5||48.3||-6.6|
|Rented from council||27.9||21.2||18.9||-32.4|
|Other social rented||5.4||6.9||8.1||52.0|
|Social rented total||33.2||28.1||27.0||-18.8|
|Rented from private landlord or letting agency||10.8||19.0||22.0||103.2|
|Other private renting||*||1.4||1.9|
|Lives rent free||*||1.5||0.3|
|Other (other private renting / rent free)||3.8||2.9||2.2||-41.5|
Council Tax Banding
The council tax band determines how much council tax is due for the property. It is based on the value of the property at a specific point in time (on 1 April 1991 for England).
In 2021, the significant majority (67%) of dwellings in Hull fall within the lowest Council Tax Band (A) – much higher proportion than regional (43%) and national figures (24%).
|Tax band||Hull, number||Hull, %||Y&H, %||England, %|
Residential Property Prices, Rental Costs and Affordability
House Prices and Affordability
The median house prices are considerably lower in Hull compared to the Yorkshire and Humber region and to England (April 2021 to March 2022). The median is the ‘middle’ value when all properties are ranked in order of their price, so the median can represent the typical value for a property.
|All house types (£)||125,000||180,000||270,000|
|Detached houses (£)||235,000||310,000||400,000|
|Semi-detached houses (£)||145,000||180,000||250,000|
|Terraced houses (£)||110,000||140,000||223,500|
|Flats or maisonettes (£)||83,000||126,000||225,000|
Since 2016, house prices have increased in Hull by almost one-quarter for detached houses with slightly smaller increases for semi-detached houses and terraced properties. However, house prices of flats in Hull has only increased by 3% since 2016.
Compared to just prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020), house prices have also increased for detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, but have decreased by almost 10% for flats in Hull.
Further information is given on Hull’s Data Observatory.
|Property type||Jan 2016 to Dec 2016||Apr 2019 to Mar 2020||Apr 2021 to Mar 2022||Increase since March 2020 (%)||Increase since 2016 (%)|
|Detached houses (£)||189,950||215,000||235,000||9.3||23.7|
|Semi-detached houses (£)||122,500||138,998||145,000||4.3||18.4|
|Terraced houses (£)||89,950||101,125||110,000||8.8||22.2|
|Flats or maisonettes (£)||80,500||91,979||83,000||-9.8||3.1|
The Office for Health Improvement & Disparities’ Fingertips includes a measure relating to the affordability of housing. It is a ratio of median house prices to median gross annual residence-based earnings, and a higher ratio denotes that on average, it is less affordable for a resident to purchase a home in their local area. Whilst most people in Hull have relatively low earnings compared to other areas, the property prices are much lower in Hull, and as a result Hull rates relatively well in terms of house affordability.
The ratio for 2021 for Hull is 4.8 which is the lowest among local authorities across the Yorkshire and Humber region, and around half the ratio for England (9.1). So the ‘typical’ house price in Hull is around five times a person’s ‘typical’ annual earnings in Hull.
Compared with benchmark
Yorkshire and the Humber region
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
North East Lincolnshire
North Yorkshire Cty
Affordability of home ownership
(Persons All ages)
Yorkshire and the Humber region
Kingston upon Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
North East Lincolnshire
North Yorkshire Cty
Affordability of home ownership
(Persons All ages)
The median house price in Hull was £39,950 in 2002 but has increased to £124,000 in 2021. There has been a steady increase in house prices in Hull between 2004 and 2020, with a sharp increase between 2020 and 2021. It is possible that this has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There were relatively few property sales during 2020 and it is possible that demand was greater than supply in 2021 increasing the price paid for house sales occurring during 2021.
The median or typical price of a house in Hull was around 2.4 times the annual income in 2002 but this increased relatively sharply to around four times the annual income between 2002 and 2006. Whilst the ratio of house prices to earnings remained between 4.0 and 4.5 between 2006 and 2016, the ratio has increased since then to between 4.7 and 5.0 between the period 2017 to 2021.
The affordability of housing increased by 2% from 4.7 to 4.8 between 2020 and 2021, but increased much more sharply for the region (increasing by 10%) and England (increasing by 17%).
Compared with benchmark
Affordability of home ownership (Persons All ages)
|Kingston upon Hull||
Yorkshire and the Humber region
Source: Data is sourced from the ONS and based upon House Price Statistics for Small Areas (HPSSAs) and Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings data.
House affordability when summarised in this way is a reflection of median household income and the median or typical price of a house, so represents a typical picture. The median is the middle value so there will be extremes at both ends of the spectrum in terms of households on high incomes and households on very low incomes, and high cost houses and low cost houses. There will be some households in Hull that are in a better position financially making buying a house easier for them, but for many others the buying a house is not possible. Furthermore, the composition of the household will be influential in terms of both household income and affordability of housing, and this is not taken into account in this measure of house affordability.
This measure of house affordability reflects house prices, but does not measure the access to housing in terms of the rental market. Rents have increased sharply – both nationally and locally – making it difficult for some households to afford to rent.
Cost of Rental Properties
From the Office for National Statistics, the median monthly rental prices for private rentals – calculated from data from the Valuation Office Agency – for the period April 2021 to March 2022 were low in Hull compared to England where prices are skewed by some very high private rental costs particularly in London. However, whilst the cost of studios and one, two, three, and four or more bedroom properties are among the lowest compared to other areas in Yorkshire and the Humber, the cost of single rooms is third highest after East Riding of Yorkshire, York and North Yorkshire. In North Lincolnshire, privately rented rooms are 11% lower than Hull, and they are 5% lower than Hull in North East Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.
Over the period March 2021 to April 2022, the median monthly private rental cost of a room and a one bedroom property was similar in Hull at £386 and £385 respectively with studios slightly cheaper at £328. The median rental cost of two, three, and four or more bedroom properties in Hull was £450, £525 and £643 respectively, giving an overall monthly private rental cost of £450 across all properties and property types.
However, as mentioned earlier in relation to house prices, the relatively cheap rental prices in Hull do not necessarily mean that housing is more affordable. The median represents a typical value and half private rental prices will be lower than this and half will be higher than this. Affordability of rental accommodation will be dependant on household income and family size, and this is not reflected within the above rental cost data.
A room is defined as a non self-contained single room with shared facilities, including bedsits, single rooms in a house or flat shared with other tenants, and single rooms rented from a resident landlord. A studio is a self-contained single-roomed property with own kitchen and bath, shower or toilet facilities. One to four or more bedrooms properties are self-contained properties and include houses, bungalows, flats and maisonettes.
The number of repossessions in relation to mortgages and landlords is available in terms of the possession activity in the courts of England and Wales.
The number of properties in Hull (and England & Wales) by tenure was estimated for the period 2003 to 2010 using the estimates from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses assuming that the same proportionate change occurred each year between 2002 and 2011, and this was repeated for years 2012 to 2020 using the estimates from the 2011 and 2021 Censuses, with the change between 2021 and 2022 assumed to be the same as the change between 2020 and 2021. This will not totally accurate, but will reasonably represent the approximate number of properties in Hull and England & Wales which are owner occupied with a mortgage and which are rented (council, social or private renting).
The number of mortgage repossessions and the rate of repossessions per 10,000 mortgaged properties are given for Hull compared to England in the following table.
|Year||Hull mortgage repossessions||Hull properties||Hull repossession rate per 10,000 properties||E&W repossession rate per 10,000 properties|
There were a high number of mortgage repossessions during the financial crisis peaking in 2009, and throughout the entire period 2003 to 2022, the estimated rate of repossessions per 10,000 mortgaged properties was higher in Hull compared to England.
The rates of repossession in relation to landlords is considerably higher than for mortgages.
|Year||Hull landlord repossessions||Hull properties||Hull repossession rate per 10,000 properties||E&W repossession rate per 10,000 properties|
Due to the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the increased notice required to provide to tenants when seeking possession of residential property between March 2020 and September 2021, the number of repossessions decreased significantly
During the COVID-19 pandemic, due to changes in employment circumstances, it is likely that a higher percentage of households have fallen into arrears with rent and mortgage payments or have fallen even more into arrears than they had been prior to the pandemic. Furthermore, the cost of living crisis which followed the pandemic with the increased cost of energy, food and other products is having a significant negative impact on people’s ability to maintain their accommodation. It is likely that the impact of the cost of living crisis will be felt for some time, and it is possible that the number of repossessions could increase substantially.
Between 2021 and 2022, the repossession rate increased slightly for mortgaged properties and doubled for landlord repossessions, but the numbers are still very small relative (around 40% lower and 50% lower than the lowest rate between 2003 and 2019 for mortgage and landlord repossessions respectively).
Whether the property is a second home or if the person owns a second home is recorded as part of the Census. A second home is defined as an address (in or out of the UK) where a person stays at for more than 30 days per year that is not their place of usual residence.
The percentage of Hull residents with a second home in the UK is similar to England and across the Yorkshire and Humber region, but the percentage with a second home outside the UK is lower.
|Second home||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
|No second address||253,880||95.1||94.7||94.6|
|Second address in UK||11,498||4.3||4.4||4.1|
|Second address outside UK||1,639||0.6||0.9||1.3|
There is a relatively large difference across Hull’s wards with a higher percentage of residents with second homes in geographical areas close to the University and the city centre, in particular the University ward stands out with one-quarter of its residents having a second address in the UK or outside the UK. One in eight residents of Beverley & Newland ward also have a second address elsewhere.
|Ward||Second address in UK||Second address outside UK|
|Beverley & Newland||10.1||2.1|
|Longhill & Bilton Grange||2.5||0.1|
|Newington & Gipsyville||2.6||0.6|
|St Andrew’s & Docklands||2.9||1.2|
The main purpose of second homes for Hull residents relate to students and different addresses for parents. Overall, 28% of all second homes relate to students and 39% relate to another parent or guardian’s address.
Compared to the region and England, a higher percentage of residents have second homes that are another parent or guardian’s address and relate to students, and there is a slightly higher percentage of residents in Hull that have second homes that are armed forces base addresses.
There are fewer residents in Hull who have second homes for when they are working away from home compared to the region and England, and fewer residents of Hull have second homes that are holiday homes.
|Purpose of second home||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
|Armed forces base address||196||1.5||1.2||1.0|
|Another address when working away from home||580||4.4||4.8||5.9|
|Student’s term-time address||109||0.8||0.5||0.5|
|Student’s home address||3,603||27.4||24.6||20.4|
|Another parent or guardian’s address||5,068||38.6||34.9||33.0|
There were differences across the wards which reflect a number of factors in relation to the demographics of the wards. Residents of University and Beverley & Newland wards are more likely to be students and have a second address elsewhere, and specific areas of the city such as St Andrew’s & Docklands and Beverley & Newland are also more likely to have temporary migrant workers and other short-term residents from abroad. Wards with younger populations also might be more likely to have second homes where they live for 30 or more days a year which are parental homes or the homes of partners, whereas residents of less deprived wards or wards with an older population might be more likely to have holiday homes such as caravans where they live for 30 or more days a year.
The wards with the highest and lowest rates of residents with second homes per 1,000 residents is given below:
- Residents of Kingswood (2.3), Marfleet (1.0) and Newington & Gipsyville (0.9) had the highest rates per 1,000 residents who had an armed forces based address elsewhere where they lived for 30 or more days a year whereas University (0.42), St Andrew’s & Docklands (0.36) and Central (0.28) had the lowest rates per 1,000 residents.
- Kingswood (4.4), Avenue (4.0) and Beverley & Newland (3.7) had the highest rates per 1,000 residents who had another address when working away from home, and North Carr (1.28), Longhill & Bilton Grange (0.86) and Marfleet (0.66) had the lowest rates.
- Residents of West Carr (6.0), Beverley & Newland (5.9) and Bricknell (5.4) were the most likely (per 1,000 residents) to have a holiday home where they stayed for 30 or more days a year whereas residents of Central (1.9), Marfleet (1.7) and Orchard Park (1.6) were the least likely to have such a holiday home.
- Residents of Orchard Park (1.4), Marfleet (0.7) and University (0.6) were the most likely to have a student’s term-time address elsewhere (per 1,000 residents) whereas residents of Holderness (0.17), Drypool (0.17) and Kingswood (0.10) were the least likely to have a student’s term-time address elsewhere.
- Residents of University (180), Beverley & Newland (60) and Bricknell (18) were the most likely (per 1,000 residents) to have a student’s home address elsewhere, whereas residents of Sutton (0.37), Boothferry (0.34) and Ings (0.21) were the least likely.
- Residents of University (50), Beverley & Newland (31) and Kingswood (25) were the most likely (per 1,000 residents) to have another parent or guardian’s address elsewhere whereas residents of Central (13.4), Pickering (12.9) and Ings (12.7) were the least likely to have another parent or guardian’s address elsewhere.
- Residents of University (9.2), Avenue (8.3) and Beverley & Newland (7.8) were the most likely (per 1,000 residents) to have a second address of a partner’s where they stayed 30 or more days a year whereas residents of Longhill & Bilton Grange (2.3), North Carr (2.1) and Ings (1.7) were the least likely.
- Residents of Beverley & Newland (12.8), St Andrew’s & Docklands (11.6) and University (9.8) were the most likely (per 1,000 residents) to have a second address elsewhere for other reasons where they lived for 30 or more days a year whereas residents of Orchard Park (2.4), North Carr (2.2) and Ings (2.0) were the least likely to have a second address for other reasons.
Households With No Central Heating
From the 2021 Census, eight in ten of Hull’s households had mains gas central heating and a further 7.1% had electric central heating and 8.5% had two or more types of central heating (not including renewable energy). This comprised 95.6% of all households. A total of 267 (0.2%) of homes in Hull had two or more types of central heating which included renewable energy.
Overall, 2,093 (1.8%) of households in Hull did not have central heating, and this was slightly higher than both the Yorkshire & Humber region and England (both 1.5%). However, there was considerable variation across Hull. The map below illustrates the percentage of households with no central heating across Hull’s 881 Output Areas (see Glossary for more information on these geographical areas).
Overall, 18 out of 881 (2.0%) Output Areas had between 5% and 5.9% of households without central heating which included homes within Avenue, Beverley & Newland, Central, Derringham, Drypool, Holderness, Longhill & Bilton Grange, Newington & Gipsyville, Orchard Park, St Andrew’s & Docklands, and Southcoates.
A further nine (1.0%) Output Areas had between 6% and 6.9% of households without central heating which included homes within Beverley & Newland, Boothferry, Central, Pickering, St Andrew’s & Docklands, and Southcoates.
A further three (0.3%) Output Areas had between 7% and 7.9% of households with no central heating and these were located in Central and St Andrew’s & Docklands wards. There was a further 8.7% of households with no central heating in one Output Area within St Andrew’s & Docklands ward.
From Hull’s Output Areas, the highest percentage of households with no central heating occurred in one Output Area located in in University ward where 17.2% of households had no central heating.
Number of Rooms and Overcrowding
The 2021 Census used information on the number of rooms in properties as well as the number of bedrooms in a property. The information was from administrative data from the Valuation Office Agency. As the Census collects information on the number of individuals living in a household and the relationships between those individuals it is possible to ascertain if a household is over-crowded or not.
A room was defined as any room in a dwelling apart from bathrooms, toilets, halls or landings, kitchens, conservatories or utility rooms. All other rooms, for example, living rooms, studies, bedrooms, separate dining rooms and rooms that can only be used for storage are including. If two rooms had been converted into one room, then they counted as one room. The number of rooms were recorded by address, and this means that for households living in a shared dwelling the number of rooms are counted for the whole dwelling and not the individual household. The definition is based on the Valuation Office Agency’s definition.
In the 2021 Census, an occupancy rating was given for rooms to classify a household’s accommodation was overcrowded, ideally occupied or under-occupied. It was calculated from comparing the number of rooms the household requires to the number of available rooms. The number of rooms that one-person household requires comprises of two common rooms and one bedroom, and a two-or-more person household requires a minimum of two common rooms and a bedroom for each person inline with the Bedroom Standard.
People should have their own bedroom room according to the Bedroom Standard if they are:
- married or cohabiting couple;
- single parent;
- person aged 16+ years;
- pair of same-sex persons aged 10-15 years;
- persons aged 10-15 years with a person under 10 years of the same sex;
- pair of children aged under 10 years, regardless of their sex;
- persons aged 16+ years who cannot share a room with someone in 4, 5 or 6 above.
There were some adjustments to the information collected within the 2021 Census in relation to the number of rooms as the definitions of a room differed between the Census questionnaire and the Valuation Office Agency’s. The previous Census in 2011 did not use the Valuation Office Agency’s administrative data to define the number or rooms so the results from the 2011 Census are not comparable to the 2021 Census. However, the number of bedrooms used the same definition and the bedroom occupancy rating can be compared between the 2011 and 2021 Censuses.
An occupancy rating is given as follows:
- -1 or less implies that household’s accommodation has fewer rooms than required (overcrowded);
- +1 or more implies that the household’s accommodation has more rooms than required (under-occupied); and
- 0 suggests that a household’s accommodation has an ideal number of rooms.
The bedroom occupancy rating is similar but refers to bedrooms rather than all rooms.
Number of Rooms
The number of rooms from the 2021 Census has been grouped into ‘nine or more’ if the property had nine or more rooms, it is not possible to calculate the average number of rooms accurately. However, it is assumed that the average number of rooms for this final category was 10, then it is possible to get an indication of the average number of rooms. If this was undertaken, then the average number of rooms in Hull was 3.9 compared to 4.2 for both the Yorkshire and Humber region and England. The majority of properties in Hull had three or four rooms.
|Number of rooms||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
Across Hull’s 21 wards, the average number of rooms was between 3.7 and 4.1 (assuming properties with ‘nine or more’ rooms had 10 rooms) for all wards except St Andrew’s & Docklands (3.2), Central (3.4) and Marfleet (3.6) which had slightly fewer rooms per property and University (4.3), Kingswood (4.4) and Bricknell (4.4) which had slightly more rooms per property.
Properties in Kingswood (19.2%), Avenue (16.9%) and Bricknell (10.3%) were the most likely to have six or more rooms whereas properties in St Andrew’s & Docklands (32.1%), Central (26.3%) and Avenue (16.9%) were the most likely to have properties with one or two rooms only.
Overcrowded or Under-Occupied in Relation to the Number of Rooms
Compared to England, Hull has fewer overcrowded households but also fewer under-occupied households, and thus a higher percentage of households that have the optimum capacity for the number of rooms.
|Occupancy rating for rooms||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
|o (ideal number of rooms)||28,710||24.9||19.8||21.5|
Households in Kingswood, Holderness and Bricknell were the most likely to be under-occupied in relation to the number of rooms, and Central, St Andrew’s & Docklands and University were the most likely to be overcrowded. Households in University, Orchard Park and Central were the most likely to be overcrowded with two or more fewer rooms than required.
|Ward||Under occupied||Ideal number of rooms||Overcrowded (-1)||Overcrowded (-2)|
|Beverley & Newland||75.5||19.0||4.6||0.8|
|Longhill & Bilton Grange||65.2||29.3||4.9||0.7|
|Newington & Gipsyville||71.6||22.8||4.8||0.8|
|St Andrew’s & Docklands||48.8||43.0||7.1||1.1|
Number of Bedroom Rooms
Compared to England, a similar percentage of households in Hull had one bedroom, but fewer had two bedrooms, and more households in England had four or more bedrooms compared to three for Hull.
|Number of bedrooms||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
It is not possible to calculate the average number of bedrooms rooms as the ‘four or more’ category has been grouped, however, if it is assumed that the average number of bedrooms for this category is five, then the average number of bedrooms would be 2.6 for Hull compared to 2.9 for both the region and England.
Kingswood had households with the largest average number of bedrooms – again assuming five for the category ‘four or more’ – at 3.7 bedrooms, followed by Bricknell (3.2) and University (3.1). Derringham (2.5), Central (2.4) and St Andrew’s & Docklands (2.1) had the lowest average number of bedrooms.
- Households in St Andrew’s & Docklands (32.6%), Central (29.1%) and Avenue (18.9%) were the most likely to have one bedroom whereas households in Southcoates (5.2%), Kingswood (3.6) and Holderness (3.2) were the least likely to have one bedroom.
- Households in Derringham (47.0%), Drypool (46.5%) and Marfleet (44.4%) were the most likely to have two bedrooms and households in Sutton (23.7%), Kingswood (19.0%) and Bricknell (15.2%) were the least likely to have two bedrooms.
- Households in Bricknell (63.3%), Holderness (56.6%) and West Carr (54.1%) were the most likely to have three bedrooms whereas households in Avenue (29.1%), Central (26.4%) and St Andrew’s & Docklands (20.1%) were the least likely.
- Households in Kingswood (32.3%), Avenue (17.7%) and Ings (16.2%) were the most likely to have four or more bedrooms and households in St Andrew’s & Docklands (5.9%), Southcoates (5.1%) and Derringham (4.9%) were the least likely to have four or more bedrooms.
Overcrowded or Under-Occupied in Relation to the Number of Bedrooms
A higher percentage of households in Hull have the right number of bedrooms based on the relationships, gender and ages of the occupants compared to England, and there are also fewer households in Hull where one additional or two or more additional bedrooms are required.
Of the 309 lower-tier local authorities in England, Hull is ranked 99 in terms of the percentage of household that require more bedrooms. Property prices in Hull are lower than many areas in the country and this will help ensure that residents can afford properties suitable for their household members. With property so much higher, many of the local authorities in London have smaller rankings with a higher percentage of households which require more bedrooms for their household with Newham (21.5%) and Barking & Dagenham (17.8%) having the highest percentages of households in this situation.
A higher percentage of households in Hull require more bedrooms based on the relationship, gender and age of the household members compared to the Yorkshire and Humber region.
|Occupancy rating for bedrooms||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
|o (ideal number of rooms)||34,970||30.3||24.0||26.8|
There is a considerable difference across Hull’s 21 electoral wards.
Households in University (1.6%), Orchard Park (1.1%) and St Andrew’s & Docklands (0.7%) were the most likely to require two or more bedrooms based on the household occupants, and overall, households in Orchard Park (6.5%), Central (5.8%) and St Andrew’s & Docklands (5.7%) were the most likely to require one or more bedrooms.
|Ward||Excess bedrooms||Ideal number||One more bedroom needed||Two or more bedrooms needed|
|Beverley & Newland||70.5||25.9||3.0||0.6|
|Longhill & Bilton Grange||64.2||32.3||3.2||0.2|
|Newington & Gipsyville||65.1||30.2||4.3||0.5|
|St Andrew’s & Docklands||44.3||50.1||4.9||0.7|
The map illustrates the distribution of the percentage of households in Hull that require one or more bedrooms for their household members based on the relationship, gender and age of those household occupants. The information is given for each of the 881 Output Areas in Hull (see Glossary for more information on these geographical areas).
The following map presents the same information but for fewer classifications with Output Areas where fewer than 10% of households require extra bedrooms grouped together. The main areas of the city where a high percentage of households are require one or more extra bedrooms are in Orchard Park, St Andrew’s & Docklands, North Carr and University wards. One Output Area in Orchard Park ward has more than one-quarter of households which require one or more additional bedroom based on the members of the household. Two Output Areas in University and one Output Area in St Andrew’s & Docklands have 18% of households that require one or more extra bedrooms. St Andrew’s & Docklands is the most deprived ward in Hull so – from an initial viewp0int – it is not surprising that there are areas within the wards where there is overcrowded accommodation, however, the most common type of household composition for the majority of Output Areas in St Andrew’s & Docklands is single person households (see below). In a similar way, many of the Output Areas of Orchard Park that have overcrowding levels (less than 10% of households) are in areas where the most common household composition is single person households.
Dimensions of Deprivation
The 2021 Census classified as households as having between zero and four dimensions of deprivation based on education, employment and health status of the household members and housing characteristics such as the household being overcrowded, in a shared dwelling or having no central heating.
On this basis, 34.1% of Hull’s households were classified as having one dimension of deprivation, 18.9% had two dimensions, 5.6% had three dimensions and 0.3% had all four dimensions of deprivation which was higher than England (33.5%, 14.2%, 3.7% and 0.2% respectively).
Overall, 6,452 households had three dimensions of deprivation and 301 had all four dimensions of deprivation, but the distribution differed across the city. Further information can be found within Deprivation and Poverty under Health and Wellbeing Influences.
In the 2021 Census, just over one-third of household were one person households (34.2%) in Hull with around one-third of these people aged 66+ years. Just under one-quarter of households comprised of a married couple or a couple in a civil partnership with or without children (23.9%) which was lower than England (30.4%), with more couples in Hull cohabiting (15.5%) compared to England (11.6%).
Overall, 16.4% of households in Hull comprised single family households (married, civil partnership and cohabiting combined) with no children, 17.4% with dependent children and 5.6% with all non-dependent children.
One in eleven households in Hull (9%) comprised lone parents with dependent children which was higher than England (7%) although there was a similar percentage of households in Hull which comprised lone parents with all non-dependent children (4.4% versus 4.2%).
Around 6% of households in Hull were multiple family households which included households with dependent children, households with full-time students and households where all the people were aged 66+ years.
|Household composition||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
|Single person (66+ years)||13,982||12.1||13.3||12.8|
|Single person (<66 years)||25,464||22.1||18.2||17.3|
|Single family household all aged 66+ years||7,294||6.3||9.5||9.2|
|Married/civil partnership with no children||10,551||9.1||11.1||10.4|
|Married/civil partnership with dependent children||11,915||10.3||13.1||14.4|
|Married/civil partnership with all non-dependent children||5,184||4.5||5.2||5.6|
|Cohabiting with no children||8,421||7.3||6.6||6.3|
|Cohabiting with dependent children||8,224||7.1||5.1||4.5|
|Cohabiting with all non-dependent children||1,279||1.1||0.8||0.7|
|Lone parents with dependent children||10,460||9.1||7.2||6.9|
|Lone parents with all non-dependent children||5,031||4.4||3.8||4.2|
|Other single family household||905||0.8||0.6||0.8|
|Multiple family household with dependent children||2,529||2.2||2.2||2.7|
|Multiple family household incl students and aged 66+ years||4,233||3.7||3.2||4.2|
|All single person households||39,446||34.2||31.5||30.1|
|Single or couple households (all 66+ years)||13,982||12.1||13.3||12.8|
|Single family households – married / civil partnerships||27,650||23.9||29.5||30.4|
|Single family households – cohabiting||17,924||15.5||12.5||11.6|
|Single family with no children||18,972||16.4||17.7||16.8|
|Single family with dependent children||20,139||17.4||18.2||18.9|
|Single family with all non-dependent children||6,463||5.6||6.0||6.3|
|Other single family households||905||0.8||0.6||0.8|
|Multiple family households||6,762||5.9||5.4||6.9|
The most common household type is illustrated below for each of Hull’s 881 Output Areas (see Glossary for more information on these geographical areas).
Around the city centre, the most common type of accommodation is households containing one person aged under 66 years with 360 of the 881 (41%) of Output Areas having a higher percentage of single person households aged under 66 years compared to any other household type. This is the case in most Output Areas in St Andrew’s & Docklands, Avenue, Central, Drypool and southern Marfleet, as well as the north-west corner of Beverley & Newland, north and east of Newington & Gipsyville, north Holderness, although there are parts of Pickering, Boothferry, Derringham, Orchard Park, West Carr, Sutton and Longhill & Bilton Grange where single person households (aged under 66 years) is the most common household type.
The student accommodation around the University is evident with the most common type being multiple family households with no children, and there are 14 out of 881 (1.6%) of Output Areas of this type all within University and Beverley & Newland wards.
In the north of the city, in particular in Kingswood and North Carr, the most common household types are single family households with no children or dependent children, although this is also the case in large areas of Holderness, Ings and Sutton to the west, and Bricknell to the west. Overall, 138 (16%) Output Areas had single family households without children as the most common type, and 239 (275) Output Areas had single family households with dependent children as the most common type with only one Output Area had single family households with all non-dependent children as the most common type.
Single person households containing one person aged 66+ years are more scattered throughout the city, and overall there were 88 (10%) Output Areas of this type. They were predominantly in the west of the city in Pickering, Boothferry and Derringham wards, parts of West Carr and in northern Beverley & Newland, and in parts of the east of the city in Sutton, Ings, Southcoates, Marfleet and Longhill & Bilton Grange wards.
There were eight (0.9%) of Output Areas where the most common household composition was single family households containing only people aged 66+ years, and these were in Bricknell, Beverley & Newland, West Carr, Sutton, Drypool and Longhill & Bilton Grange wards.
There were 33 (3.7%) out of 881 Output Areas where lone parents with dependent children was the most common household composition. These were in Pickering, St Andrew’s & Docklands, University, Orchard Park, North Carr, West Carr Ings, Southcoates, Marfleet and Longhill & Bilton Grange wards.
The following map illustrates the areas with the highest concentrations of single person households where the person is aged under 66 years occur are around the city centre in St Andrew’s & Drypool ward although there are also high percentages in parts of Avenue, Central, Drypool, Southcoates, Marfleet and Longhill & Bilton Grange. There are 66 (7.5%) Output Areas where 60% or more of households comprise single person households of people aged under 66 years, and a further 14 (1.6%) households where the percentage of households in the Output Area is 50% to 59.9%.
The highest concentrations of single person households where the person is aged 66+ years occur in Boothferry and Derringham wards, around the ward boundary between Pickering and Newington & Gipsyville, and around the ward boundary between Southcoates and Ings. There are six (0.7%) Output Areas where 50% or more of the households in that Output Area comprise single person households of a person aged 66+ years, and a further seven (0.8%) where the percentage is between 40% and 49.9%.
The highest concentrations of single person households where all individuals are aged 66+ years occur in Bricknell, northern Beverley & Newland, west West Carr, Sutton, and parts of Boothferry, Holderness, Pickering, Newington & Gipsyville, and Longhill & Bilton Grange. There are five (0.6%) Output Areas where 25% or more of the households in that Output Area comprise single person households where all individuals are aged 66+ years, and a further 15 (1.7%) where the percentage is between 20% and 24.9%.
The highest concentrations of people who are married, in civil partnerships or who are cohabiting who have no children occur in Kingswood, Sutton and Holderness, although most areas of the city have relatively high percentages of such households with only Orchard Park, University, Central and parts of St Andrew’s & Docklands having slightly lower concentrations of households. In 16 (1.8%) Output Areas, 30% or more of households comprise single family households with no children, and a further 70 (7.9%) Output Areas have between 25% and 29.9% of this household type.
The highest percentage of households with people who are married, in civil partnerships or who are cohabiting who have dependent children occur in Kingswood, North Carr, Orchard Park, Newington & Gipsyville and Longhill & Bilton Grange, although most areas with the exception of the city centre have relatively high concentrations of families with dependent children. Nine (1.0%) Output Areas have 40% or more of the households making up single family households with dependent children, a further 15 (1.7%) where the percentage is between 35% and 39.9% and a further 24 (2.7%) where the percentage of such households is between 30% and 34.9%.
There is less of a difference in the percentage of households with people who are married, in civil partnerships or who are cohabiting who are living with children who are all non-dependent across the city with the highest percentage of 20%. These households are spread throughout the city, but wards nearer the city centre (Central, Drypool, St Andrew’s & Docklands and Avenue) together with Marfleet and Kingswood less likely to have relatively high concentrations of such households.
The highest concentrations of lone parents with dependent children occur in Orchard Park, North Carr, Longhill & Bilton Grange and parts of Marfleet and Southcoates wards. There are three (0.3%) Output Areas where 30% or more of all households in the area are lone parent households with dependent children, 10 (1.1%) Output Areas where the percentage of such households is between 25% and 29.9%, and 43 (4.9%) Output Areas where the percentage is between 20% and 24.9%.
The highest concentrations of multiple family households without children occur around the University with a smaller percentage occurring around the city centre and to the west of the city centre. One Output Area has almost three quarters (74%) of all households of this type, and another has 59% of households of this type with a further three Output Areas having between 40% and 49.9% of households of this type.
Household Access to Car or Van
The Census also asked how many cars or vans there were in the household. There were fewer households who had access to a car or van in Hull compared to England and the Yorkshire and Humber region, but this is not particularly surprising as there is often less need of a car or van in cities which have better public transport and access to services within walking or cycling distance compared to rural areas.
|Household access to||Hull N||Hull %||Y&H %||England %|
|Three or more cars/vans||4,678||4.1||8.0||9.1|
There are considerable differences across Hull’s 21 electoral wards with regard to access to a car or van. Over 40% of households in St Andrew’s & Docklands (56%), Central (55%), Orchard Park (44%) and Marfleet (43%) had no access to a car or van whereas fewer than 20% of households had no access to a car or van in Holderness (19%) and Kingswood (6%).
|Ward||No cars/vans||One car/van||Two cars/vans||Thee or more cars/vans|
|Beverley & Newland||34.4||43.8||17.7||4.1|
|Longhill & Bilton Grange||37.2||41.0||17.6||4.1|
|Newington & Gipsyville||38.4||42.6||16.0||3.0|
|St Andrew’s & Docklands||56.0||35.4||7.4||1.3|
There is more variation – as expected – when examining smaller geographical areas, but with the same conclusions, in that households in St Andrew’s & Docklands and Central are most likely not to have access to a car or van.
Strategic Need and Service Provision
There is a need to improve the quality and energy efficient status in homes across the city, promote the availability of affordable homes, ensure there is stability in the housing market so people are not forced to move frequently, and reduce overcrowding. There needs to be adequate provision of specialist and adapted housing that is fit for purpose.
The Hull Housing Strategy sets out a three year plan to invest in new homes, improve existing homes and neighbourhoods and sets new priorities. A key part of the strategy is supporting the delivery of new and improved housing as well as working to prevent people becoming homeless and provide support and advice to meet individual needs. The five themes are: (i) housing need; (ii) access to housing; (iii) housing quality; (iv) neighbourhood quality; and (v) neighbourhood renewal and growth.
A Future Housing Needs Strategy is currently underway to inform the refreshed Housing Strategy for 2021-24 and guide investment and set priorities for the future.
In addition, a new ‘Access and Wellbeing’ function within the Housing Directorate from 2020 will place renewed emphasis on health and housing as a strategic priority.
Due to the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the increased notice required to provide to tenants when seeking possession of residential property between March 2020 and September 2021, the number of homeless households in Hull decreased between 2019/20 and 2020/21 as did the number of landlord and mortgage repossessions. However, it is likely due to changes in employment circumstances, that many households have fallen into arrears with rent and mortgage payments or have fallen even more into arrears than they had been prior to the pandemic. Following on from the pandemic, the increased cost of energy, food and other products are having a significant negative impact on people’s ability to maintain their accommodation. Thus the impact of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis are likely to be felt in relation to housing and the security of housing for a considerable time.
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Hull City Council. Housing Strategies and Policies. https://www.hull.gov.uk/housing/housing-regeneration-and-development/housing-strategies-and-policies
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Private Rental Market Summary Statistics in England: April 2021 to March 2022. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/housing/bulletins/privaterentalmarketsummarystatisticsinengland/april2021tomarch2022
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