§ Baroness Cox
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What according to the sensitivity analysis accompanying the most recent household projections would be the effect of immigration at a level of 103,000 people per year; and what would be the effect of a level of 158,000 people per year on the forecast household formation. [HL627]
§ The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)
The 1996-based household projections showed that the number of households in England were projected to grow from 20.2 million in 1996 to 24 million in 2021, an increase of 3.8 million or 19 per cent. The sensitivity analyses shows that increasing the assumed net international migration from 66,000 to 103,000 per year would increase the projected number of additional households over the same period by 416,000. It is not possible to estimate the effect of net international migration of around 158,000 per year.