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Housing and Households

This page brings together a variety of information about housing and households in Cumbria.

CLG Household Estimates and Projections

Every two years Communities and Local Government (CLG) produce household estimates and projections at a national, regional and local-authority level by applying projected household formation rates to the ONS Mid-Year Population Estimates and the ONS Subnational Population Projections. For the latest CLG household estimates and projections please click on the link below:

POPGROUP - Population & Housing Projections

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory also use the 'POPGROUP Demographic Forecasting Software', produced by the University of Manchester, to create population and household projections incorporating various local assumptions. For the latest POPGROUP projections for Cumbria and districts, please click here.

ONS Housing Statistics Portal

ONS has published a new Housing Statistics Portal, bringing together a wide range of official statistics on housing. The publication includes some analysis and interactive maps on the new Housing Summary Measures; which provide an overview of the availability and affordability of the three main types of housing tenure: Privately owned, privately rented and social housing. In the coming months, further and more detailed analysis of housing statistics will be published on the Housing Statistics Portal. To access this information please click on the link below:

CLG Housing Research and Statistics

As well as household estimates and projections, CLG also provide a wide range of additional housing research, statistics, surveys and live data tables covering topics such as: Housing stock (including vacants, conversions and demolitions); House building; Housing market and house prices; Rents, lettings and tenancies; Homelessness; and Social housing sales (including Right to Buy and transfers). To access this information please click on the links below:

2011 Census - Housing Tables

The 2011 Census provided detailed information about the characteristics of Cumbria's households. For 2011 Census briefings and data tables, please visit the pages below:

House Prices & Housing Affordability Ratios

There are two major sources of house price data; House Price Statistics for Small Areas (HPSSAs) and Street Value. The HPSSAs dataset is produced by Office for National Statistics (ONS) and reports the count and median price of all dwellings sold and registered in a given calendar year using open data from the Land Registry. Street Value is produced by CACI and subscribed to by the Cumbria Intelligence Observatory. Street Value uses information drawn from mortgage lenders to model house prices, providing a snapshot of prices at a given point in time.

To access our latest briefing on house prices and housing affordability in Cumbria and districts, based on the above datasets, please click on the link below:

Cumbria Housing Strategy

You can view the latest housing strategy for Cumbria (produced jointly by the Cumbria Housing Group) at the link below.  For more information about the strategy please contact:
Michael Barry, Lead Officer - Infrastructure Planning, Cumbria County Council
Tel: 07733 302913

Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMAs)

Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMAs) provide an evidence base from which future housing and planning policies can be developed. To access the most recent SHMA for each district, please follow the links below:

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