A report that includes information by household type, population and average size for mid-2017.
Estimated households for Wales
- Since mid-1991 the number of households has increased by 21 per cent from 1.11 million to 1.35 million in mid-2017.
- Between mid-2016 and mid-2017 the estimated number of households in Wales increased by 8,300 (0.6 per cent) to 1.35 million.
- The overall increase was mainly due to 1-person and 2-person households which remained the most common household types in Wales, based on these estimates.
Estimated households by local authority
- The estimated number of households increased for 21 of the 22 local authorities in Wales between mid-2016 and mid-2017. The largest increases were for Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Newport.
- Ceredigion was the only local authority to show a decrease in the estimated number of households between mid-2016 and mid-2017, down 90 (0.3 per cent).
Private household population
- At a Wales level the estimated private household population has increased by around 11,800 between mid-2016 and mid-2017.
- Ceredigion and Blaenau Gwent showed a decrease of their private populations.
Average household size estimates
- The estimated average household size for Wales has been steadily decreasing, in mid-2017 the estimated average household size for Wales was 2.28 persons per household compared to of 2.52 persons in mid-1991.
- All local authorities have shown a decrease in estimated average household size since 2011.
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