Available rates for modern local authorities:
- Percentage of Households with more than one person per room
- Percentage of Households without sole use of a WC
- Percentage of Households with All Amenities
One interesting measure of progress is the change in the amenities covered by the census. In 1951, these were piped water, a cooking stove, a kitchen sink, a 'water closet' meaning a flush toilet, and a 'fixed bath', as distinct from a tin bath hung on the wall between uses. In 2001, the list of key amenities was shorter: central heating, and 'sole use of bath/shower and toilet'. Differences in what information was recorded by each census complicate comparisons over time, and none of our three measures are entirely consistent.
These other rates are also available for this theme but cannot be mapped for modern units: