An Ipsos MORI survey for the Chartered Institute of Housing has found that a third of people (33%) with rent or mortgage payments are concerned that they won’t be able to make these payments next year.
Results from the online omnibus survey of adults aged 16-75 in Great Britain showed that of those with monthly rent or mortgage payments 23% are worried about their ability to pay the rent or mortgage right now. In addition, 36 per cent say their concerns about housing costs are causing them a great deal or a fair amount of stress.
Concerns were particularly high in London, where 45% say they are concerned about their ability to pay in 12 months time.
The research was conducted on i:omnibus Ipsos MORI’s online omnibus, between 7-12 June 2013 involving 2,039 adults aged 16-75 across Great Britain (sample sizes range from 62 in Wales to 191 in Greater London). The survey data were weighted by to the known population profile to be nationally representative of adults aged 16-75 in Great Britain.
Full data tables are available upon request.