Household projections

This collection brings together all documents relating to household projections

As of 23 January 2017, responsibility for the Household Projections has been transferred to the Office for National Statistics.

The most recent 2016-based Household Projections, as well as further details about the updated methodology can be found on the ONS website.

Queries on the Household Projections should be directed to

Household projections are trend-based and indicate the number of additional households that would form if recent demographic trends continue. You can find out more about the methodology used and the accuracy of the projections (data quality analysis) in household projections: notes and definitions for data analysts.

The projections are a demographic projection informed by the projected population, produced by the Office for National Statistics, and projected household representative rates informed by Census and labour force survey data.

Household projections are therefore driven by assumptions on future levels of fertility, mortality and net migration, and household formation behaviour, that is how this population groups into household units (as measured by household representative rates).

The Department for Communities and Local Government developed an experimental application where users can access key local authority data from the 2011-based interim household projections through interactive maps and charts.

2014-based projections

2012-based projections

2011-based projections

2008-based projections

Live tables

Published 9 April 2013
Last updated 24 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added text about the transfer of the housing projections statistics to the Office for National Statistics.

  2. Added 2012-based household projections in England, 2012 to 2037.

  3. Added note about publication of the 2012-based household projections.

  4. First published.