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further 40.3% of the 2014 respondents were spending between 50-75% of their weekly family income on housing costs. Housing stress is generally identified as the cost of shelter constituting more than 30% of total household income. Table 26: Housing Cost as a Proportion of Weekly Family Income Proportion of Survey Respondents Income Proportion No. 2014 2010 <25% 8 3.6% 20% 25-49% 74 33.9% 36.3% 50-74% 88 40.3% 30.4% 75%+ 48 22% 13.3% Total 218 100% 100% Examining housing costs as a proportion of weekly family income by housing type reveals that 2014 survey respondents living in private rental accommodation were most likely to be spending more than 75% of their family income on housing costs (30.6%) compared to 21.4% who were homeowners/mortgagees. Even for respondents residing in public rental accommodation, almost a third (29.9%) were spending at least 50% of their weekly family income on housing costs, which is considerably higher compared to 2010 (10.3%). Table 27: Housing Cost as a Proportion of Weekly Family Income by Housing Type Housing Type Public Rental Private Rental <25% 16.6% 25-49% Income Proportion Homeowner/Mortgage Other 0% 14.3% 2.7% 53.3% 25.5% 35.7% 48.6% 50-74% 26.6% 43.8% 28.5% 43.2% 75%+ 3.3% 30.6% 21.4% 5.4% 38