And during the projection period, many of those migrants will, if current trends continue, end up living in social housing.
But as Policy Exchange pointed out in their review of social housing, the current policy is to build more small affordable homes rather than large ones. So these migrant families will put even more pressure on the housing stock than simple numbers would indicate, and will aggravate the overcrowding problem.
As Policy Exchange noted:
"The current situation in relation to overcrowding will get worse before it gets better, particularly for social housing tenants."
At this rate, it will never get better because the DCLG is concealing the growing problem.