Published 24 June 2013
The Censuses of Population in the constituent countries of the UK provide counts of households at small area level and above every 10 years. All four countries in the UK also produce annual household projections and estimates, although by different methods (National Records of Scotland 2011). However, none produces such estimates for geographic units smaller than council or local authority areas. This note discusses methods for producing annual household estimates for “neighbourhood”-scale areas (LSOAs/Datazones) in England, Wales and Scotland that are consistent with the official local-authority level household estimates.