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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

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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.

Relationship between housing stability and security and health

Trends and inequalities in housing stability and security

Explore other subtopics within Housing
Housing affordability
This relates to the financial pressure caused by housing costs – both for housing itself and for utilities and maintenance
Housing quality
This relates to the condition of a home, including whether it is cold, damp or contains hazards
Multiple housing problems
This relates to the ways in which problems with housing quality, security and affordability often coexist

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