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Over the past 17 years, owner occupancy has become far less common amongst households younger than 65. All else equal, the high rate of occupancy for those in later life is very likely to deteriorate in the future.
Households between the ages of 45-64 in low earning occupations are now far less likely to be owner occupants when compared to 10 years ago. Conversely, owner occupancy for households of the same age bracket in higher earning occupations has remained relatively stable.
The impact of the trends on Essex's 12 districts is considered. Additionally, households with certain characteristics are identified as more likely to be currently in later life. Finally, the impact of the pandemic on homelessness is investigated, as well as its relationship with tenure and age.