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Home ownership: Home ownership (OECD)

Home ownership (OECD)

Household tenure data provides important information about the variation in home ownership over time by household income and country.

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Affordable Housing Database publication includes household tenure by income quintile in OECD countries. Income quintiles are based on net income, except in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and the United States where gross income is used due to data limitations. Net income is not adjusted for income taxes in Turkey due to data limitations. Data is calculated based on household surveys. Cross-country comparisons should be undertaken with care.

OECD data are also used in the following dashboard menu options: Social rental housing stock (OECD), Household tenure (OECD), Housing prices (OECD), Housing stock and construction (OECD), Housing costs (OECD), and Homelessness estimates (OECD).

See the OECD Affordable Housing Database ( for further information, including definitions, methods, commentary and analysis, in particular data and comparability issues. Source table HM1.3.A3.