Migrants and Housing

POST-PN-0560

Published 04/08/2017 Amended 04/08/2017

Topics:  Overcrowding

Summary

Migration is often cited in public debate as a significant factor in the demand for UK housing. This POSTnote provides an overview of available research on migrants and housing. It examines definitions and data sources on migration and its implications. It also outlines the possible impact of migrants on housing, including variation by tenure type, migrant characteristics and region. Finally, it considers the impact of housing on migrants and local communities.

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http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0560