Home Ownership Expectations: Women are more pessimistic about becoming homeowners
Despite this, men are more optimistic than women about their prospects of ever owning their own home:
- Just over a third (34%) of men aged between 20 and 45 would like to buy a home, but do not think they will ever be able to, compared to 43% of women of the same age.
- 51% of women aged between 20 and 45 believe that Britain should remain a nation of homeowners compared to 58% of men of the same age.
Earnings figures from ONS.
Employment data from ONS (
) and DWP's 'Family Resources Survey, 2010-2011' publication.
Spending data is from Lloyds Tracker Survey (
) conducted by TNS. A total of 2,370 consumers were questioned. Interviewing took place via an online survey between 12th and
18th February 2013
Current account, savings and investments and pensions: DWP's 'Family Resources Survey' publications, 2000-01 and 2010-2011; current deposit based (
) and ISA savings balances (
; adequacy of pensions savings and savings ratios by gender from Scottish Widows, 'UK Pensions Report 2012 (
Pensioner incomes from DWP's 'Pensioners' Income Series 2010-11' publication.
Housing tenure statistics from DWP's 'Family Resources Survey, 2010-2011' publication.
Housing market confidence figures: Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker,
survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of
. A representative sample of 1,890 British adults aged 16+ across
was undertaken between 30th November and
10th December 2012
Home ownership expectations:
and NatCen Social Research review based on interviews with 8,042 20-45 year olds,
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