Homeowners are more likely than renters to have been vaccinated, the first official breakdown of take-up figures among the over-50s has shown. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that the probability of someone accepting the jab is heavily linked to their ethnicity, religion, language skills, job level and housing situation. The figures show that the vaccine rate among homeowners is 93.7 per cent, but stands at 84.2 per cent among those who rent privately. It was slightly higher for people renting social housing, at 86.6 per cent. Religion also appeared to play a role in uptake, with 93.2 per cent of Christians accepting a vaccine – the highest of any religion – compared to 78.8 per cent of Muslims, the lowest proportion. The rate for those with no religion was 90.7 per cent. Job status was also linked to vaccination rates, with 93.1 per cent of professionals and higher managerial positions having the jab, compared to 77 per cent of people who were unemployed or had never worked. There was a relationship between proficiency in the English language and vaccination rates, with the lowest rates in those who do not speak English at all, at 75.3 per cent, compared to 92.7 per cent for those whose main language is English. The ONS analysed data from the National Immunisation Management Service on people over 50 between Dec 8 and April 12, linking it to their NHS numbers.