I refer the noble Lord to the Answer of 15 June 2009, given by the honourable Member for Dudley North (Official Report, col. 17W).
The latest household estimates for England were released in the Communities and Local Government statistics release of 21 May 2009 and accompanying live tables. The web links are show below:
link to household estimates and projections statistics release: http://www.communities.gov.uk/ publications/corporate/statistics/2031households0309.
link to household estimates and projections live tables: http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/ housingresearch/housingstatistics/housingstatisticsby/householdestimates/livetables-households/.
There were 21.5 million households in England in 2006, a 1 per cent increase from 21.3 million in 2005 and a 9 per cent increase from 19.7 million in 1996.