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A report that includes information by household type, population and average size.
Estimated households for Wales
- Between mid-2012 and mid-2013 the estimated number of households in Wales increased by around 7,000 (or 0.5 per cent), to 1.319 million by 2013.
- Over half of the overall increase was due to 1-person households which became the most common household type in Wales, based on these estimates.
- Overall numbers of households containing adults with children decreased whilst numbers of households containing adults without children increased.
Estimated households by local authority
- The estimated number of households increased for all authorities in Wales between mid-2012 and mid-2013. The largest increases were for Cardiff, Swansea and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
- For most authorities increases were lower than for the previous 12 months, with growth of less than a hundred for Anglesey, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot, and Blaenau Gwent.
- At a Wales level the private household population has increased by over 8,000 between mid-2012 and mid-2013, compared to around 10,000 over the previous twelve months.
- Whilst the lower increase to mid-2013 was reflected across most local authorities, there were decreases in the household population of up to a few hundred for Gwynedd, Powys and Neath Port Talbot and Ceredigion. For these authorities increases in estimated numbers of households tended to be limited to a couple of hundred or less.
Average household size
- Average household size for Wales remained at around 2.3 persons per household between mid-2012 and mid-2013, compared to a slight decrease over the previous twelve months.
- For a number of authorities, including Powys, Neath Port Talbot, Conwy, Carmarthenshire and Cardiff average household size did not decrease between mid-2012 and mid-2013.
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