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.

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Net housing completions and housing trajectory at 31 March 2013.

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 541 net housing completions for the year 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013, exceeding the average 260 homes required per year and also the revised annual rate required to remain on target. The 541 total was made up of 357 private market homes and 184 affordable homes.  Noticeably, affordable homes average 34% of the 541 total net housing completions for 2012/13.

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 2013 housing trajectory is available to download below.  For more information on housing and other subjects, please see Watford's Monitoring Report 2013, which, together with previous monitoring reports, are available below under 'Related pages'. 

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