Tenants more likely to be in overcrowded accommodation than owner-occupiers
Calculating the proportion of households living in housing which is, objectively, too small in relation to their needs is an essential part on understanding housing conditions and their impact.
Under-occupation of housing increases with age
Unlike overcrowding, assessing under-occupation is not mainly related to difficulties associated with housing conditions. Instead, it enables a reservoir of potential accommodation to be identified in order to ensure existing housing stock is better occupied.