TABLE 2 PERCENTAGE OF PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDS BY TENURE OF LIVING QUARTERS AND AREA : 1996, 1986 AND 1976.
 
Tenure of Living Quarters and Area1/ 1996 1986 1976
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
  (15,001,542) (10,665,743) (6,831,550)
Owner 82.1 84.4 89.0
Hire Purchaser 0.7 1.1 *
Rent 10.1 8.3 7.6
Payment in Kind for Service 3.2 3.1 1.1
Rent Free 3.9 3.1 2.3
Municipal Area 100.0 100.0 100.0
  (3,046,293) (2,023,452) (1,008,840)
Owner 51.4 51.1 47.6
Hire Purchaser 1.6 2.9 *
Rent 32.9 32.9 40.6
Payment in Kind for Service 8.1 6.0 6.0
Rent Free 6.0 7.1 5.8
Non-Municipal Area 100.0 100.0 100.0
  (11,955,250) (8,642,291) (5,822,710)
Owner 89.9 92.2 96.2
Hire Purchaser 0.5 0.7 *
Rent 4.3 2.5 1.8
Payment in Kind for Service 2.0 2.4 0.3
Rent Free 3.3 2.2 1.7
 
Note :
/ Excluding unknown.
* : Data in 1976 hire purchaser included owner. Source : Report on Housing Survey 1996, 1986 and 1976, National Statistical Office.