Population and statistical information
Various data is contained here relating to Watford such as population, house prices, the housing trajectory containing numbers of housing completions, the five year housing assessment, crime and unemployment figures. More information can be found in Watford's Monitoring Reports, produced annually. Further data from the 2011 Census can be found on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website and Hertfordshire's Local Information Service website. Links to these and other useful sources of information can be found in the 'Related pages' and 'External links' panels below at the bottom of the page.
Net housing completions and housing trajectory at 31 March 2014
The housing target in Watford's Local Plan, Part 1 - Core Strategy 2006-31, adopted 30 January 2013, is for a minimum 6,500 dwellings over 25 years, average of 260 per annum. Watford has achieved a total of 398 net housing completions for the year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, exceeding the average 260 homes required per year and also the revised annual rate required to remain on target. The total was comprised of 316 private market homes and 82 affordable homes.
The housing trajectory provides past completions and projected completions over the plan period 2006-31 and Watford's housing supply is reviewed annually; the current 2014 housing trajectory is available to download below. For more information on housing and other subjects, please see Watford's Monitoring Report 2014, which will be published by the end of January 2015; this will be available below under 'Related pages', as are previous monitoring reports.
Taking into account the 398 net housing completions to 2013-14, Watford’s dwelling stock is currently estimated to be 38,760 (to nearest 10) as at the 31 March 2014.
Housing trajectory table and graph @ 31.3.14.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 12Kb)
Summary table of sites in five year housing supply assessment @ 31.3.14.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 45Kb)