The 2016 results indicate a total dwelling stock of 666,300 for the Lancashire-14 area, of which 86.7% was owner occupied or privately rented. This was above the England average of 82.5%, and is because Lancashire has much less accommodation in local authority ownership than the national average. Only Lancaster, West Lancashire and Blackpool had large numbers of dwellings within this category.
Blackpool, Fylde, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, South Ribble and Wyre had over 89.5% of their dwellings in the owner-occupied and privately rented sector.
Registered social landlords accounted for over 10% of dwellings in eight Lancashire local authorities. These included Preston and Blackburn with Darwen where this category accounted for 18.4% or more of dwellings. This meant that these two authorities had the lowest percentages in the Lancashire-14 area in the owner occupied and privately rented sector.
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Dwelling stock by tenure, 2016 (PDF 62 KB)
Page updated May 2017.