Housing research

This page provides links to the research and evidence that underpins the council’s policy work in housing. Our research covers all aspects of housing, from private sector housing to social housing, homelessness, housing need and supporting vulnerable people.

From time to time we conduct consultations to update or address gaps in our knowledge. Please see the Consultations page to see if there are any current consultations.

The housing market

The dynamic nature of the housing market and its effects on our communities make it important that we keep up-to-date with the latest developments.

Our housing market tracker is a set of 61 housing market related indicators that was updated on a quarterly basis. The last full update was in March 2016.

We also track a range of housing indicators and trends at ward level and publish these as ward profiles at the West Yorkshire Observatory. These indicators cover housing stock, growth, empty homes, house prices, private rents, demand for social housing, housing affordability, stock condition and overcrowding.

Along with the tracker and ward profiles we have produced quarterly Housing Market Bulletins which summarised the latest trends in the Bradford housing market. You can see some of the most recent bulletins below.

In 2011/2 Bradford Council worked with the Institute for Public Policy Research as part of their national Fundamental Review of Housing Policy.

Their Bradford case-study ‘Alike in Dignity’ is available on their website www.ippr.org

Housing stock

In 2016 the Council asked a research company called BRE to carry out some modelling of the housing stock in Bradford.  This updated research that was carried out in 2007 when there was a survey of 1,650 dwellings. The results of the survey directly informed our Joint Housing Strategy.

Housing in our old age

In 2010 we published research to inform the development of our Housing Strategy for the Over 50s.

Repeat Homelessness

In 2009 we conducted research into repeat homelessness in the district to inform the Housing Options Trailblazer project.

The housing market

Housing stock

Housing in our old age

Repeat Homelessness

Older research reports


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