The chart below shows the percentage of households owned and rented accommodation in England and Wales between 1918 and 2011. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The given bar chart compares the proportion of residents of two types of accommodation in England and Wales from 1918 to 2011.
Overall, the opposite trend can be seen in the percentage of people given accommodations. In the initial years, rented accommodation was popular whereas, in the later years, the proportion of landowners had increased with fluctuations.
It shows that while the percentage of households in rented accommodation in 1918 was nearly up to 80%, the percentage of households in owned accommodation was below 30 %. The percentage of households in owned accommodation was continuously increasing over the years until it reached 50 %, which was equal to the percentage of the owned accommodation.
The difference between the two percentages started to appear in 1981 because the percentage of the households in owned houses was increasing while the percentage of the households in rented houses was obviously decreasing until it reached 30 % as the lowest percentage ever, there is a little increase in this percentage in 2011 though.