Who is really housed in social housing? Try this quiz:

There is an interesting article in this week’s Inside Housing magazine. It was based on a quiz to test the reader’s knowledge of social housing, specifically who rally lives in social housing.

I did ok but, I confess, not well. Have a go to see how you get on (answers at the bottom of this post):

  1. What percentage of social housing is occupied by single-parent families? a) 78% b) 2% c) 59% d) 19%
  2. How many people living in social housing are unemployed? a) 71% b) 24% c) 55% d) 31%
  3. What proportion of social housing over the last five years has been let to households from the following eastern European countries combined – Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungry, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia? a) 51.6% b) 3.4% c) 20.1% d) 1.2%
  4. What proportion of social housing over the last year has gone to refugees? a) 0.3% b) 26% c) 4.4% d) 11.6%
  5. What percentage of social housing goes to white people? a) 14% b) 84% c) 67% d) 95%
  6. What percentage of social rent lets last year were for a fixed-term tenancy of less than five years or fewer? a) 0.6% b) 43.1% c) 12.7% d) 5.9%

The quiz was prepared by Daniel Douglas.
The answers:

  1. d) 19%
  2. b) 24%
  3. b) 3.4%
  4. a) 0.3%
  5. b) 84%
  6. c) 12.7%
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