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.
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Information on housing and households allows us to identify areas where people may be at risk of social exclusion, due to the type and condition of their housing or their household structure. This report displays data on the type and tenure of dwellings as well as the condition of housing in Cumbria.
Dwelling counts| Cumbria
Household projections| Cumbria
A household is defined as one person living alone, or a group of people (not necessarily related) living at the same address with common housekeeping – that is, sharing either a living room or sitting room or at least one meal a day. The assumptions underlying national household and population projections are based on demographic trends. They are not forecasts as, for example, they do not attempt to predict the impact of future Government policies, changing economic circumstances or other factors that might influence household growth. The projections show the household numbers that would result if the assumptions based in previous demographic trends in the population and rates of household formation were to be realised in practice.
Residential property prices and sales| Cumbria
House price statistics for small areas (HPSSAs) relate to transactions of residential properties at full market value in England and Wales from 1995, as recorded by HM Land Registry, the body responsible for recording changes in land ownership. HPSSAs provide a uniquely localised view of housing market activity and price, and as such are used by housing policy-makers including central and local government. In particular they are used for assessing housing needs and in developing and monitoring housing policies by local, regional and national government.
Council tax bands| Cumbria
The section below shows council tax statistics published by the Valuation Office Agency. The VOA is an Executive Agency of HM Revenue and Customs, and has responsibility, amongst other things, for providing Council Tax bands for dwellings in England and Wales and placing each dwelling into one of the valuation bands on the basis of its value.
Ownership and tenancy| Cumbria
Tenure provides information about whether a household rents or owns the accommodation that it occupies and, if rented, combines this with information about the type of landlord who owns or manages the accommodation.