The usual resident population of the Lancashire-14 area was 1,460,900 at the time of the 2011 Census. Almost 38,000 of these people were usual residents in Lancashire-14 and had second addresses elsewhere in England and Wales. This was a rate of 25 per 1,000 usual residents, well above the regional average. 1,560 usual residents had second addresses elsewhere in Scotland and Northern Ireland and over 16,000 of the usual residents had a second address outside the UK, a rate of 11 per 1,000 usual residents.
The Lancashire local authorities with the greatest numbers of usual residents who had second addresses elsewhere in England or Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland and outside the UK were Lancaster, Preston and West Lancashire. This was due to the universities in the areas, as students in full-time education studying away from their family home, were treated as usually resident at their term-time address and their home addresses as secondary. Wyre also featured with relatively high numbers.
The Lancashire districts with the greatest numbers and rates of second addresses within their boundaries, but where the residents usually live elsewhere, were Lancaster, Fylde, Preston, Wyre and Ribble Valley. Reasons were work, holidays, armed forces bases, students' home address and the address of another parent or guardian.
In nine authorities within Lancashire, the number of usual residents elsewhere who had a second address in the area was greater than the number of usual residents with a second address elsewhere in England and Wales. The difference was particularly large in Fylde and Ribble Valley.
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Last updated December 2012