HC Deb 03 November 1997 vol 300 c63W
Mr. Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on what evidence his Department's projections of the increase in the number of households by the year 2016 is based in respect of(a) each region and (b) each county of the south-east region. [13696]

Mr. Raynsford

Descriptions of the methodology and main statistical assumptions underlying the household projections to 2016 are set out in the annexes of "Projections of Households in England to 2016", published by the Stationery Office in March 1995. A copy of this publication is in the Library of the House.

Projections were published for every county, metropolitan district and London borough. Separate household projections were made independently for each of these projection areas, based on sub-national population projections compiled by the Office for National Statistics (formerly OPCS), and these are calibrated to ensure consistency with the regional and national projections.