Queen's Policy Engagement

Housing Space Change in England – Briefing Paper

In the latest of our series of Queen's Policy Engagement Briefing Papers, Professor Christopher Lloyd and James Gleeson from the Greater London Authority look at changes in housing space in small areas within England between 1971 and 2017.

Housing Space Change in England – Briefing Paper

This research into housing space change in England is the first of its kind, delving deeper into how overcrowding and housing space have changed at neighbourhood level over four decades. Working with James Gleeson from the Greater London Authority, Professor Lloyd has studied Census data as well as administrative data to explore the scale of the housing problem. Previous research has focused solely on local authority levels rather than small areas of England.

This briefing paper focuses on three measures of housing space:

1. Dwellings per person: total dwellings/total persons (including non-household residents)
2. Overcrowding: percentage of households with more than 1 person per room
3. Rooms per person: total rooms/total persons

To view or download the Briefing Paper, please click here please click here. 



Prof Christopher Lloyd
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Christopher Lloyd is a Professor in the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's University. His research interests are in geographic information science, population geography and historical geography. He is particularly interested in geographic inequalities and am currently engaged in ESRC-funded research projects which seek to explore (i) how the population geography of the UK has changed between 1971 and 2011 and (ii) the lived experience of inequalities in South Africa.

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