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Household projections (2008 to 2033) in England

National statistics of the projected number of households in England: from 21.7 million in 2008 to 27.5 million in 2033, a rise of 27%.

Detail

The latest national statistics on household projections to 2033 for England were released in line with the Code of practice for official statistics on 26 November 2010.

This statistical release presents national statistics on the projected number of households in England and its regions to 2033. The figures in this release are based on the 2008-based population projections and replace the 2006-based household projections released in March 2009.

The main points from this release are:

  • the number of households in England is projected to grow to 27.5 million in 2033, an increase of 5.8 million (27%) over 2008, or 232,000 households per year
  • population growth is the main driver of household growth, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the increase in households between 2008 and 2033
  • one-person households are projected to increase by 159,000 per year, equating to two-thirds of the increase in households
  • by 2033, 19% of the household population of England is projected to live alone, compared with 14% in 2008
  • by 2033, 33% of households will be headed by those aged 65 or over, up from 26% in 2008
  • the South East region has the largest absolute increase in households of 39,500 per year from 2008 to 2033, amounting to a 28% increase on the number in 2008
  • the North East region shows the smallest growth in households, at 8,500 per year from 2008 to 2033, amounting to a 19% increase on the number in 2008
  • the 2008-based projections show a lower growth in households compared with the 2006-based projections, equating to 20,500 fewer households per year between 2008 and 2031 in England

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