Households - Census 2021

Key points

The number of households in Liverpool increased to 207,491 between 2011 and 2021. This 0.5% growth is the second lowest of the English Core Cities, and the lowest across the City Region.

Table 1: Household growth
Core Cities 2021 2011 Change (number) Change (%)
Leeds 341466 320596 20870 6.51
Bristol 191638 182747 8891 4.87
Newcastle upon Tyne 122797 117153 5644 4.82
Manchester 214732 204969 9763 4.76
Birmingham 423456 410736 12720 3.10
Sheffield 231950 229928 2022 0.88
Liverpool 207491 206515 976 0.47
Nottingham 124745 126131 -1386 -1.10

Some 37% of households in Liverpool are single person households, the highest rate of the Core Cities.

Upwards of two-thirds of households in some of our communities are single person households. These are largely located in the city centre and parts of Picton where students live.

Some 13% of all households in Liverpool are composed of a single person aged 66+ years.

Although there has been a reduction in the number of lone parent households since 2011, Liverpool still has the highest percentage compared to the Core Cities with 15.5%.
Almost 19,000 of these households contain dependent children.

Almost 6 out of 10 of households in Liverpool have some measure of deprivation according to the ONS classification. More than a quarter (26%) have a two or more deprivation dimensions which is the highest of the Core Cities.

Table 2: Household deprivation in Liverpool
Category 2021 number Percent
Not deprived in any dimension 86264 41.6
1 dimension 67761 32.7
2 dimensions 38407 18.5
3 dimensions 14386 6.9
4 dimensions 673 0.3

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