The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) estimate that at Mid-2014 there were 223,400 households in Cumbria. When compared to the national average, Cumbria has lower proportions of households with dependent children and higher proportions of one person households and couple households without dependent children. The DCLG project that if recent demographic trends continue, the number of households in Cumbria is set to rise slightly, with a large increase in numbers of one person households. However, local housing projections incorporating alternative assumptions about what might happen in the future differ considerably from DCLG projections. Below are some key statistics relating to housing in Cumbria. To view these key statistics for smaller areas within the county (i.e. districts, electoral divisions, wards and LSOAs) please click on the ‘Maps’ and ‘Profiles’ options above and for more detailed briefings, summaries, resources, data sources, key documents and useful links, please visit our Further Information page.