Trafford Private Sector Stock Condition Survey 2019

We commissioned a full review of housing and household conditions across the private housing sector in December 2018. The study has involved a survey programme including a target sample of 1,000 dwellings representing just over 1% of an estimated private sector housing stock comprising 90,622 dwellings. Survey investigation has included physical housing conditions (HHSRS, Decent Homes), energy efficiency (SAP 2012). A sample size of 1000 properties was inspected across the Rural Communities, Altrincham, Partington/Carrington, Urmston, Sale, Stretford and Old Trafford.

A summary of the key findings from the Condition Survey are:

  • Trafford contains a private sector housing stock estimated to be 90,222 dwellings.
  • The age of property is strongly associated with its condition and energy performance. Oldest homes likely worse off.
    • 18,375 dwellings or 20.3% were constructed post-1980.
    • 55,779 dwellings (61.5%) constructed post-1944.
    • 34,844 dwellings (38.5%) were constructed pre-1945.
    • 22,395 dwellings (24.7%) in the inter-war period (1919-1944).
    • 12,449 dwellings (13.7%) were constructed pre-1919;
  • The highest concentrations of older housing (pre-1919) are recorded in the Rural Communities (20.8%), Altrincham (19.2%) and Urmston (17.5%). Post-1980’s housing is highest in the Rural Communities (32.7%) and in Old Trafford (31.3%). Inter-war housing is over-represented in Altrincham (35.4%), Urmston (32.0%) and Stretford (49.7%).
  • 72,901 dwellings (84.3%) meet the requirements of the Decent Homes Standard and can be regarded as satisfactory.
  • The remaining 13,575 occupied dwellings (15.7%) fail the requirements of the Decent Homes Standard and are non-Decent.
  • Home energy efficiency levels are above the national average with 82,716 dwellings (95.7%) comply with Decent Homes thermal comfort requirements.
  • Fuel poverty in England is measured using a Low Income High Costs framework. Under this definition a household is considered to be fuel poor where:
    • They have required fuel costs that are above average, and;
    • Were they to spend that amount they would be left with a residual income below the official poverty line.
  • Under the definition, 8,703 households in Trafford (10.1%) have low incomes and high fuel costs and are in fuel poverty. 5,284 households headed by a person aged 65 years and over are in fuel poverty. This represents 19.5% of such households and 61% of all households in fuel poverty. 16.7% of all lone parent households are in fuel poverty.

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