Private housing

This chapter sets out a new housing market affordability index that relates house purchase mortgage costs to the average incomes of working households, covering the years from 1994 to 2003. It also discusses the growth and prospects for the buy to let market as house prices ease.

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Table 2.3.1* Affordability index Table 2.3.1 (PDF)   Table 2.3.1 (Excel)
Table 2.3.2* Mortgage cost to income ratios Table 2.3.2 (PDF)   Table 2.3.2 (Excel)

Note: The majority of the tables in The Review contain UK-based figures, but sometimes figures for Great Britain are used depending upon the sources. All other tables will refer to the country(ies) concerned. Where English regional figures are shown, this is usually indicated in the title. Tables showing breakdowns between England, Wales, Scotland and/or Northern Ireland are indicated with a single *, and those showing international comparisons with two **.

Data in tables and figures is frequently rounded and/or updated and therefore will not always add up exactly.