accessible evidence for planning and housing

What is "What Households Where?"

"What Households Where?" is an Excel-based tool that enables you to access easily and quickly the wealth of material in ONS and DCLG statistics and projections.

No expertise in Excel is needed. All you need do is choose a local authority, county and region from drop down lists and the tool does the rest.

First you are presented with easy-to-understand graphs and tables that show how the local authority area has changed over the last 20 years and, just as important, what has driven those changes. Then the DCLG's 2008-based households projections are presented showing how the community might change over the next 20 years if past trends were to continue. It isn't suggested that the projections should be used 'as is' in planning for housing, but they are a good starting point. Local authorities may want to consider, based on local evidence, whether they should make different assumptions about birth and death rates or how many people come to their area from the rest of the country or abroad.

This Powerpoint presentation provides a quick tour of what "What Households Where?" does. The PowerPoint is in pdf form. It is best to view it in a 'one page at a time' view, using the 'down' arrow key to move through the slides in your own time.

What Households Where - this is the summary version.

What Households Where - full version. This includes more detailed background information. This is a medium-sized file and may take a little while to download.

It should be noted that, while the tool aims to reflect the opinions of the wide range of professional bodies, charities and trade associations involved in the Group, not every detail within it reflects the opinions of all the contributors to this work. It should however reflect the spirit of constructive cooperation and considered analysis/debate.