Relative housing mobility
Data on the link in home ownership between people in the UK and their parents.
Summary main findings
Since 1991, relative housing mobility has gone down. This means the link in home ownership between people and their parents has got stronger.
In the period from 2016 to 2020, relative housing mobility was lower among women than men. It was also lower among disabled people than non-disabled people.
There were no significant differences in relative housing mobility between UK regions.
Visualisation for by year
Odds ratios of the relationship in home ownership between people and their parents (UK, 1991, 2001, 2011, and 2016 to 2020 combined)
Data for by year
|2016 to 2020||4.59|
Visualisation for by area
Odds ratios of the relationship in home ownership between people and their parents, by region (UK, 2016 to 2020 combined)
Data for by area
|Yorkshire and The Humber||3.5|
|East of England||3.2|
Visualisation for by sex
Odds ratios of the relationship in home ownership between people and their parents, by sex (UK, 2016 to 2020 combined)
Data for by sex
Visualisation for by disability
Odds ratios of the relationship in home ownership between people and their parents, by disability status (UK, 2016 to 2020 combined)
Data for by disability
Office for National Statistics (ONS), Wealth and Assets Survey (WAS)
Brian Bell and others, ‘Where is the land of hope and glory? The geography of intergenerational mobility in England and Wales’, 2018.
1991, 2001, 2011, 2016 to 2017, and 2018 to 2020
What the data measures
The data shows the link in home ownership between people in the UK and their parents.
Things you need to know
Values are shown as odds ratios. A higher odds ratio means a stronger link in home ownership between people and their parents and lower housing mobility. A lower odds ratio means a weaker link and greater relative housing mobility.
Data is weighted using the WAS individual weights.
Logistic regression modelling confirms that there was:
- a statistically significant difference between the relative housing mobility of men and women
- a statistically significant difference between the relative housing mobility of those with and without a disability
- no statistically significant difference between relative housing mobility between different regions
The error bars show 95% confidence intervals. These intervals show where we expect the true value from a population to be 95% of the time. For example, a confidence interval with the range of values from 5 to 10 implies that there is a 95% chance that the true population value is between 5 and 10, and a 5% chance that it is outside of this range. The narrower the confidence interval or range, the more precise the estimate. Read more about confidence intervals
Type of data
Read more in State of the Nation 2023 on GOV.UK.
This file contains the following variables:
- Indicator code
- Indicator name
- Area type
- Area code
- Area name
- Time period
- Category type
- Lower confidence interval
- Upper confidence interval