Seaside towns have fewer people in social housing

Seaside towns have a low share of households in social housing and high levels of private renting, making them more like London than a similar sized town inland, according to a report from Communities and Local Government. Seaside towns had on average 12 per cent of households in social rented accommodation and 16 per cent in the private rented sector, compared with an average in England of 19 and 12 per cent respectively. The report concluded that England’s principal seaside towns are more disadvantaged than the rest of the country.