Annual Industry Report

The Self Storage Association UK Annual Industry Report includes data collected from customers currently using self storage and for the fifth year running, the results of a YouGov Survey carried out among the public. All this, combined with our industry data, provides a comprehensive report into the UK self storage industry.

Thanks to the team at Cushman & Wakefield for completing the data analysis.  Thanks also to all the members who completed the annual survey, without their input we could not produce such a high quality report.

Download the report here


  • Occupancy on current lettable space is 76.2% down from 77.2% last year.
  • The UK average net rental rate is £22.82 per square foot per annum
  • 91% of customers are satisfied with the service from their self storage provider
  • 48% of the public have a good awareness of self storage
  • Divorced or separated people are twice as likely to use self storage
  • 32% of self storage customers are involved in moving house
  • 41% of self storage customers have used self storage previously
  • 72% of businesses that use self storage have less than 10 staff

Previous reports for comparison can be downloaded here:






2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011



2006 - 2007

2005 - 2006

2004 - 2005