The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have agreed that ONS will take responsibility with immediate effect for the production and publication of the household projections in England, previously produced by DCLG. We hope that this transfer of responsibility will further improve the consistency between the household projections and the national and subnational population projections and allow us to make some efficiencies in their production. Queries on the household projections should be directed to

The next set of these projections will be published in 2018 as previously planned.

ONS is keen to ensure that following this transfer the projections continue to be produced to the highest standards and to meet user needs. As part of this we have now launched a technical consultation on the household projections methodology. The consultation is open for 6 weeks from 31 January to 13 March 2017 and everyone is welcome to respond.

If you would like to look at previous releases of household projections, these can be found on the DCLG website.