New JSNA bitesize on cost of renting

This bitesize is one of a series showing data for Oxfordshire related to the cost of living, and is focused on the cost of renting.

ONS survey data for March 2022 shows a greater percentage of renters (37%) were finding it “very difficult” or “difficult” to pay usual household bills compared with a year ago than mortgagors (23%).

Private rents in South East region have been increasing at an above-average rate and there is evidence that the growth in the cost of renting will continue.

Valuation Office statistics show the cost to rent in 2021/22 in all districts in Oxfordshire was well above the national average.

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The rising cost of living and its impact on individuals in Great Britain: November 2021 to March 2022

Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, UK: May 2022

Private rental market summary statistics in England: April 2021 to March 2022