Household size


The average household size of 2.4 persons was recorded at the national level and for the Lancashire-14 area. At the local authority level in Lancashire, there were only limited variations, with lows of 2.1 people per household in the neighbouring authorities of Fylde and Blackpool, and a high of 2.5 in Blackburn with Darwen.   

The results for the number of people per household reveal that for Lancashire-14, there was a small tendency towards a higher percentage of one person households (31.7%) than the national average (30.2%). There were also slightly smaller percentages in the three, four and five plus categories in Lancashire-14 than at the national level. 

The variations between Lancashire authorities reveal that one person households represented just 26.9% of the total in West Lancashire, but 38.0% in Blackpool. Households with five or more people accounted for a significant 11.7% of the total in Blackburn with Darwen, but only 5.0% or under in Wyre and Fylde.                                                                           

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Last updated May 2013