Population and statistical information
Various data is contained here relating to Watford such as population, house prices, numbers of houses built, retail and office floor space, employers and unemployment figures. Other useful sources of information can be found in the external links panel below. Further data from the 2011 Census can be found on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website and Hertfordshire's Local Information Service website using the links at the bottom of the page.
- Age/sex profile of Watford
- Net housing completions and projected completions (at 31 March 2012) against East of England Plan target, extended to 2028
- House prices
- Five Year Housing supply assessment as at 31 March 2012
- Commercial & industrial floor space in Watford
- Unemployment figures 2008-2012 (claimant count)
- Main employers in Watford
Net housing completions and projected completions (at 31 March 2012) against East of England Plan target, extended to 2028
Watford has achieved 417 net housing completions for the year 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012, split between 322 private and 95 affordable homes. The East of England Plan was current during the monitoring year 2011-12 and the housing trajectory detailing past and projected completions is available to download below. It is the Government’s policy to revoke existing regional strategies and the Government laid the first Order in Parliament to revoke the East of England Regional Strategy, coming into force on the 3 January 2013.
Watford Borough Council reviewed the housing targets against all the evidence available prior to submission of the Core Strategy; 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. The housing trajectory figures are reviewed annually and available in Watford's Monitoring Reports which are normally published in December each year, providing data to the previous 31 March; an alternative housing trajectory in respect of the Core Strategy period is available in Watford's Monitoring Report 2012, downloadable below under 'Related Pages'.
Housing Trajectory graph as at 31 March 2012.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 9Kb)
Assessment of a Five Year Housing supply as at 31 March 2012.pdf (Adobe PDF format, 16Kb)
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