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Population, Migration & Housing

Understanding the likely long-term change in the characteristics of the population is vital for the effective planning of infrastructure and services by both the public and private sectors. It is, however, a complex task, with trends influenced by many factors.

You need insight that helps you understand the demographic, social and economic factors at play, such as natural ageing of the population, trends in fertility rates and the relative strength of the local economy to attract residents.

We can provide this insight through rigorous, well-tested analysis allowing you to identify and implement effective strategies.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Population, Migration & Housing work

Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils: Section 106 developer contributions

Cambridge Econometrics was commissioned by Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils to produce a tool to estimate the additional healthcare costs arising from new housing developments. This was in response to a proposed development of over 2,500 homes in the local area. ...

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Winchester City Council: Future Local Housing Need and Population Profile Assessment

Cambridge Econometrics, in collaboration with Iceni Projects, was commissioned by Winchester City Council to undertake a Future Local Housing Need and Population Profile Assessment to assist in the council’s new Local Plan to 2036. The study provided an indication of the dis...

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Economic impacts of immigration detention reform

In Economic Impacts of Immigration Detention Reform for Liberty, we assessed the potential costs and savings of introducing a 28-day time limit on immigration detention. We concluded that there was scope for net savings of £25‑35m or more each year. The UK is the only c...

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Strategic housing market assessment update for Oxford

Updated housing market scenarios for Oxford City to 2036 built on previous work which quantified economic scenarios by sector for Oxfordshire and its districts to 2031 for the county's Strategic Economic Plan and Strategic Housing Market Assessment.

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Economic forecasting support to the East of England

We provide the East of England LGA with forecasting support.

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North Essex garden communities employment & demographic studies

Cambridge Econometrics, in collaboration with SQW, was commissioned to undertake a demographic and employment study of the three new proposed garden communities in North Essex. North Essex Garden Cities report A demographic model was established for each of the Garden Commu...

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Review of demographic assumptions for Ashford strategic housing market assessment

Cambridge Econometrics was commissioned by Ashford Borough Council (Kent) to test the robustness of the methodology used by another consultancy in their Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA). The SHMA converted population and household projection data into a proposed hous...

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For more information on our work in Population, Migration & Housing, contact:

Shyamoli Patel Project Manager [email protected]