The methodology used for the 2008-based household projections differs in some regards to that used for the 2006-based and previous projections. This reflects analysis of the impacts of different methodology approaches and testing of user needs, as reported in a review of the 2006-based household projection methodology published at the start of 2010, and a public consultation exercise undertaken by the Department for Communities and Local Government in March 2010.
This note describes the new household projections methodology and highlights where changes have been made for the 2008-based projections. A description of the data sources used in the 2008-based and previous projections is given in annex 1. Annex 2 outlines the options considered to improve the estimates and projections of institutional and private household population at the national, regional and local level.