All of the information on this page comes from the 2011 Census.
Just under four out of every five of Herefordshire’s residents live in a single family household; just over one in ten live in a one person household and one in ten who live in an undefined ‘other household’ type. This is a broadly similar to the national picture, with 75 per cent, 13 per cent and 12 per cent of residents who live in these household types respectively, for England & wales & Wales as a whole.
The need for housing, to a certain extent, is dependent on the current distribution of household composition types. For example a higher proportion of single person households would indicate a higher demand for smaller dwellings.
The last decade has seen a large increase in the number of concealed families, i.e. those that live in a household containing more than one family (including grown-up children who have a spouse, partner or child living in the household; elderly parents living with their family; or unrelated families sharing a home). Concealed families can be used as an indicator of housing demand for planning purposes, as this group potentially includes those interested in future household formation. In 2011 there were almost 850 concealed families, an increase of 87 per cent on 2001 compared with 70 per cent nationally; whereas unconcealed families increased by five per cent in the county.
Household composition around Herefordshire
The table below explores whether there are differences between rural and urban Herefordshire in terms of household type. This chart and associated data can be downloaded below.
Source: Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census
The key points to note from the above table are -
Last updated: Monday, August 07, 2017