Updated rural England indicators

  • Polarisation by housing tenure:
    • second graph (by work status): in two-thirds of households in social housing in rural districts, the head of the household is not in paid work. This compares with a third of households in other tenures.
  • Non-decent homes:
    • first graph (compared to urban): the proportion of homes which are ‘non-decent’ is much higher in the more rural areas.
  • Energy-inefficient homes:
    • first graph (compared to urban): the proportion of dwellings which are very energy inefficient is much higher in the most rural areas.
  • Fuel poverty:
    • first graph (compared to urban): the proportion of households who are in fuel poverty is much higher in the most rural areas.
    • second graph (over time): as overall levels of fuel poverty have fallen and then risen, it is the most rural areas that have been affected the most.
  • Overcrowding:
    • first graph (compared to urban): the proportion of people who are living in overcrowded conditions is much lower in rural districts than in urban districts.
  • Mortgage arrears:
    • first graph (compared to urban): in both rural and urban districts, one in seven heads of households with a mortgage is not in full-time work.
  • Dissatisfaction with local area:
    • first graph (compared to urban): only small proportion of households in rural districts – including low-income households – are dissatisfied with their local area.