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Population Statistics

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the population was of (a) Milton Keynes and (b) England and Wales in each year between 1995 and 2005. (75411)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the national statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 12 June 2006:

As National Statistician, 1 have been asked to reply to your question about what the population was of (a) Milton Keynes and (b) England and Wales in each year between 1995 and 2005. (75411)

The data for mid-1995 to mid-2004 are shown in the attached table. Data for mid-2005 are not yet available; population estimates for mid-2005 will be published on 24 August 2006.

Mid-year population estimates from 1995 to 2004 for England and Wales and Milton Keynes

Thousand

England and Wales

Milton Keynes

1995

51,272.0

192.4

1996

51,410.4

196.6

1997

51,559.6

199.7

1998

51,720.1

202.9

1999

51,933.5

206.7

2000

52,140.2

209.8

2001

52,360.0

212.7

2002

52,570.2

214.1

2003

52,793.7

215.7

2004

53,045.6

216.7

Source:

Office for National Statistics.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) single parent households with children under the age of 16 years and (b) single-person households there were in Houghton and Washington, East constituency in each of the last 15 years; and what estimate he has made of the number of cohabiting couples living in Houghton and Washington, East constituency in each of the last 15 years. (76332)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 12 June 2006:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking for the following figures for the Houghton and Washington East Constituency in each of the last 15 years: the number of single parent households with children under the age of 16 years, the number of single-person households and the number of cohabiting couples. (76332)

Estimates of these figures are not produced on an annual basis for local areas. Available figures are from the censuses of 1991 and 2001. These are shown in the table below.

Numbers of (1) lone parent households with dependent children aged under 16, (2) one person households and (3) cohabiting couples in households: Houghton and Washington East, 1991 and 2001

1991

2001

1. Lone-parent households with dependent children aged under 16

1,734

2,574

2. One-person households

8,193

10,025

3. Cohabiting couple households

1782

3,347

1 In 1991 responses to relationship questions were only processed for approximately 10% of the population. The figure in this table has been grossed up by a factor of 10.16 to account for this.

Sources:

1. 1991 Census Local Base Statistics Table 32 & 2001 Census data.

2. Table F in the Census 1991 New Parliamentary Constituency Monitor North East & Table KS20 in the Census 2001 Report for Parliamentary Constituencies.

3. 1991 & Table KS03 in the Census 2001 Report for Parliamentary Constituencies.