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The bar chart provides information about the percentage of families who own an accommodation and who rent it in England and Wales over a 93 year period from 1918 to 2011.

The bar chart provides information about the percentage of families who own an accommodation and who rent it in England and Wales over a 93 year period from 1918 to 2011.

Overall, the percentage of households in owned accommodation was less than rented ones for the first 43 years, while it rose up steadily from 1971 till 2001 and reached its peak in 2001, then a slight decrease occured between 2001 and 2011. House holds in rented accommodation acted reversely. It can be seen that in 1971 the percentage of people who tended to buy a house was exactly the same as who tended to rent it.

During the first four years, the proportion of families who housing was at least around 25% and at most just around 40% in 1918 and 1961 respectively. For the people willing to rent a site to accommodate the highest amount, which occured in 1918, was about 75% and fell down to just under 60% in 1961. In both 1939 and 1953 the percentage of people who rented a house was approximately twice as those who bought a house (less than 70% and more than 30% respectively).

Although between 1981 and 2001 a slight decrease has occured in the percentage of households renting a house (from just 40% to around 30%), a marginally rise at about 35% took place in 2011. The proportion of occupants owing the quarter accounts for 60% in 1981, below 70% in both 1991 and 2001 and nearly 65% in the last year.

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