nCube : Housing Amenities

nCubes hold all the statistics presented by the Vision of Britain system, and are defined as combinations of variables. For example, the age-sex tables that appear in most census reports are held as two-dimensional nCubes in which one dimension is a variable categorising sex and the other variable defines a set of age groups. nCubes can have many dimensions, such as age by sex by occupation by cause of death, or just one.

Housing Amenities
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Since 1951 the census has gathered data on many different "amenities", but no individual amenity has been recorded by every census. We therefore simplify the available information to having versus not having ALL amenities recorded by the census in question. In 1951, this meant having exclusive use of piped water, a cooking stove, a kitchen sink, a Water Closet (toilet) and a fixed bath, while in 2011 it simply meant having some form of central heating.

nCube " Housing Amenities " is contained within:

Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_HOUS Housing

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_TOT_HHOLD All Households

nCube " Housing Amenities " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_HOUS_ALL_AMENITY Housing Amenities

Housing Amenities: Data map listing

Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
HOUS_ALL_AMENITY:all_amen 1 With all ammenities
HOUS_ALL_AMENITY:lack_amen 1 Lacking some ammenity