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Proportion of households rented from a private landlord or letting agency (2011)

dark brown  > 20%

brown 15% - 20%

mid brown 13% - 15%

light brown 12% - 13%

pale brown 11% - 12%

very pale brown 10% - 11%

white < 10%

The areas with the highest proportion of households rented from the private sector are in London, Brighton, Bournemouth, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Blackpool, Cambridge and Southampton. Areas with the lowest proportion are generally rural areas adjacent to urban areas such as parts of Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Lancashire Worcestershire and the south Wales valleys.