Mid-year 2017 Household Estimates for
What are Household Estimates?
• Provide an estimate of the number of households by
type, they are not forecasts.
• Calculated based on assumptions about:
- Household formation rates
• They are based on the mid-year 2017 population
Household Definition: One person living alone, or a group of
people (not necessarily related) living at the same address
who share cooking facilities and share a living room or sitting
room or dining area.
This includes Sheltered Accommodation and people living in
caravans on any type of site that is their usual residence.
• In total there are 12 household types, these can be
simplified into 5 categories.
• 1-person households
• 2-person households
• 3-person households
• 4-person households
• 5+ person households
Household Types Part 1
The household types are
defined by the people who
live within them; for example
a 2-adult household with one
child would be called a 3-
Household Types Part 2
The number of individuals living in certain
households is taken and the population
estimates are applied to determine the
number of residents in those households
during the period of mid-year 2016 to 2017.
• The largest percentage
increases were in the
Vale of Glamorgan
(1.7 per cent) and
Newport (1.4 per cent).
• Ceredigion was the
only local authority to
show a decrease (0.3
Household estimates by local authority showing
estimated percentage change from 2016 to 2017
-2.0% -1.5% -1.0% -0.5% 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0%
The Vale of Glamorgan
Neath Port Talbot
Isle of Anglesey
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