Sefton’s ‘growing’? population – Another perspective on those odd stats that the Council’s consultants have come up with

I have continued to scratch my head about those new stats that consultants working for Sefton Council have come up with. You know, the stats that recently doubled the dubious original figures for the growth in population and households in the Borough and will lead to acre after acre of high grade agricultural land being concreted over.

Green Belt campaigners, including Peter Greener, outside Maghull Town Hall.

Green Belt campaigners, including Peter Greener, outside Maghull Town Hall.

The more you think about it the odder they are especially that ‘under counting in Liverpool’ carry on that means far more Liverpool folk will supposedly be moving into Sefton in the coming years.

Here are the views of Lydiate environmental campaigner Peter Greener:-

I have a number of reservations around the projections. Considering they are based on info from 2011 Census, for Sefton, they seem on a different planet! There is no evidence of continuity in applying the ‘’new method of calculation’’ for comparison with previous Census years. Just how consistent are they!? Have they been worked back as far as 1971 and each Census year since. The Census is the only reality check on these type of projections and showed up both Leeds and Liverpool’s population’s projections (2010) were totally wrong!

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