Authority Monitoring Report and Statistics


To assess progress against the plan-making milestones set out in the Local Development Scheme and the implementation of the policies and proposals in the Local Plan, the Council prepares a Monitoring Report each year.

The AMR includes statistics gathered directly by the Council e.g. housing and employment permissions and completions, and also relevant data from other parties e.g. ONS, including statistics on population and households.

The latest AMR for 2021/22 can be downloaded below.

Other Housing Statistics Publications

Prior to the production of the AMR, the Council produces a separate Housing Statistics Release, the latest being the June 2023 release which sets out some key housing development statistics to 31 March 2023. The Council also publishes separately, in October each year, an updated Five-year housing land supply assessment.

Further Information and Statistics

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) compiles a wide range of statistics, including for each local authority area through its local statistics service. It has started to release data from the 2021 Census.

Burnley’s Population:

According to the first Census release, Burnley’s population in 2021 was 94,700 (rounded).

ONS’s 2020 mid-year population estimate for the borough (MYE) had shown a rise in population to 89,300, the seventh successive yearly rise, but the Census show much higher growth than estimated, or projected in the ONS’s latest population and household projections for Burnley (the 2018-based projections) which in themselves indicted significantly higher future population and household growth from that indicated in the previous 2014 and 2016-based projections.