The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is now responsible for producing household projections. These were previously produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). The household projections are used as part of the assessment of future housing need and demand. Local authorities also use the household projections to assess service provision and provide context for planning decisions.
We hope this transfer of responsibility will improve the consistency between the household projections and the national and subnational population projections and allow us to make some efficiencies in their production.
Following this move we are proposing some changes to the way these statistics are compiled.
Why We Are Consulting
We would like your views on the proposed changes to the household projections methodology and to improve our understanding of what you need from the household projections. We hope that the results of this consultation will help us to produce household projections based on an improved, simplified methodology that continues to meet your needs. Everyone is welcome to respond.