Not living in Cornwall but with an address in Cornwall

The ONS, has published details from the 2011 Census on the number of people who are not permanently living within a Local Authority (LA), like Cornwall, but either has a second address, or a holiday home. The clever interactive graph can be found HERE.

The figures are broken down into seven categories. I will not cover each category, as you can
have a play with the graph yourself, but they do all make interesting reading. Those I will cover are:

Reside outside of LA, with second address in a LA = 43 per 1,000 usual
residents, which is 15 times more than the England and Wales mean of 28 per 1,000 usual residents

Reside outside of LA, with holiday address in the LA = 19 per 1,000 usual residents, which is 16 times than the England and Wales mean of 3 per 1,000 usual residents

Reside outside of LA, but with a work address in the LA = 4 per 1,000 usual
residents. 1 more than the England and Wales mean of 3 per 1,000 usual residents.

The other categories are: In LA, with second address elsewhere in England and Wales; in LA, but with a holiday address elsewhere in England and Wales; in LA, but with a holiday address outside of the UK and in LA, but with a work address outside of LA. These details can be found at the site.

I have never been against second homes, or as we otherwise call those not in full time occupation because they do contribute to the local economy. However, the point I have is there has to be a balance between real lived in homes, and those not. Sadly the Government does not seem to be interested in primary legislation that would at least require planning permission for a change of use.

In the next few weeks I will be publishing more from the Census and other intelligence from Cornwall Council. From what I have already, it makes very interesting reading.

9 comments

  • Gill Martin

    I would like to know how one of the properties which is a
    second home right near where I live contributes to the local
    economy when it is empty most of the year, obviously cannot shop
    locally, pay much towards water charges, council tax discount etc.
    It also happens to be in the price range if it was on the market
    that would be affordable by a first time buyer.

  • Patsy Stevens

    I have been wondering >>>> WHAT
    CENSUS are they on about?? In 60++ years (&) my family have
    never been approached by a census taker, or seen a census form!!
    Just maybe that says a lot about unknown people living a Britain!!!
    Patsy

  • Andrew Wallis

    Hello Patsy, they happen every 10 years, and they are sent to each household to complete. It is not an opt-in Census, you have to complete it

  • Patsy Stevens

    Yes I know that and I normall fill out forms, esp those
    that have to be filled in. but in 60++ years as I said whether
    living in Cornwall or otherwise neither myself nor any member of my
    immediate family has received or even seen a census form! It does
    make one wonder about socalled official figures! Also I dont
    understand why on the odd occasions I respond to your ever so
    regular communications invariably I receive something like this has
    is a duplicate (when it isnt), this is being monitored (why nothing
    is really rude etc) I wish you could persuade your fellow
    councillors in Truro area to communicate in this way though NOT
    white on black it is v difficult/impossible to read! P I dont much
    care for the maths (not my strong point) but otherwise quite like
    the site, the way its constantly updated its takes eons to get a
    response ( by SNAIL mail)! Doesnt use online??

  • Patsy Stevens

    It is disgraceful that of 400 houses to be built in Truro area only 200 odd will be social housing. All of these plus miles and miles of solar panels to be placed on good agricultural land. How do councillors expect the vast majority of local people who need decent housing but are in receipt of benefits or on minimal wages to buy so many houses? Inevitably this means that most properties will be bought by up country people. In addition we keep being told, quite rightly to grow and buy local food. If, and it seems most of the good agricultural land will be soon covered with 1,000s of houses, even more supermarkets, solar panels, etc there won’t be much space left for farmers to graze cows, grow crops and the like? P

  • Toni Mills

    Fascinating site, Andrew; thanks for highlighting it. I’m
    always intrigued by the electoral implications of multiple property
    ownership. How do you decide where to vote if you have two (or
    more) addresses? And who would know if you voted twice?

  • Andrew Wallis

    Hello Toni, you raise a good point. However, Cornwall Council has via cross examining data it holds, removed around 1000 people from the electoral register that shouldn’t have been there.

    In most places, second homes should not affect an election, but when the number of second homes out numbers full time occupation it could.

    I sit on the Electoral Review Panel, which has done work on reducing people voting when they shouldn’t.

  • anonymouse

    “Reside outside of LA, with second address in a LA = 43 per
    1,000 usual residents, which is 15 times more than the England and
    Wales mean of 28 per 1,000 usual residents” Andrew 43 per thousand
    is about 1.5 times more than 28 per thousand and is NOT “15 times
    more”. “Reside outside of LA, with holiday address in the LA = 19
    per 1,000 usual residents, which is 16 times than the England and
    Wales mean of 3 per 1,000 usual residents” 19/3 is 6.3 times not 16
    times “Reside outside of LA, but with a work address in the LA = 4
    per 1,000 usual residents. 1 more than the England and Wales mean
    of 3 per 1,000 usual residents.” and 4/3 is – oh you work it out
    Please try not to make pet interests sound so dramatic

  • Andrew Wallis

    Hello, in answer to your points. I only used the data off the ONS site as written.

    As for pet interest, it’s not, you’ll find this issue is of interest to many

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