Housing stability and security
Housing stability and security relates to how much control people have over how long they live in their homes, and how secure they feel
Housing stability and security relates to how much the extent to which people have control over how long they live in their homes, and how secure they feel.
Owner occupiers can typically stay in their home as long as they keep up with payments (if they have any), whereas private renters typically have short tenancy agreements and can be evicted at short notice because of factors beyond their control. Housing instability can cause stress, harming health, while frequent moves can undermine people’s engagement with health and other local services, and weaken relationships in the local community.
The charts in this section explore the relationship between housing stability and security and health, as well as trends and inequalities in housing stability and security.