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- Table ID:
- HOUS_1901_EW (6565319)
- Contents:
- Housing Statistics (persons per room) from the 1901 Census.
- Approx. number of rows:
- 1,834
- Table type:
- Raw Data
- Documentation Author:
- Humphrey Southall
- Geography:
- Reporting units are identified by:

Administrative County

Local Government District

Local Government District Type - Chronology:
- The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

- This table is a
**complete**transcription of tables 20 ('Total Tenements, and Tenements of less than five rooms, distinguishing those occupied by various numbers of persons, in Municipal Boroughs and other Urban Districts, 1901') and 21 ('Total Tenements, and Tenements of less than five rooms, distinguishing those occupied by various numbers of persons, in Rural Districts, 1901'), in the individual county reports of the 1901 census. NB the urban and rural tables are absolutely identical in structure.

**Definition of a tenement:**The*General Report*of the 1901 census [Cd. 2174] describes (p.39) tenements as 'separate occupations', and notes that in both 1891 and 1901 there were 112 tenements to each 100 inhabited houses. It comments that 'having regard to the considerable proportion of tenemented houses in large towns, it is surprising that the excess of separate tenements is not greater, but the proportion being almost identical in 1891 and 1901, there appears to be no sufficient reason for doubting its approximate accuracy'.- The field 'tot_u5' was not transcribed, but computed from the totals for 1, 2, 3 and 4 room tenements after the data had been loaded.
- This table was originally called hous1931 and was a combination of the English and Welsh data. This was amended in February 2010 and is now called hous_1931_ew to reflect more accurately the area covered by the content.

- As the data were loaded, the total for each number of rooms was checked against the sum of the number of tenements with that number of rooks with 1 person, with 2 etc., and these data should be substantially free from error.
- To check the data on 'total tenements', totals for each county
were computed and compared with those given in table 19 of
*Census of England and Wales 1901. Summary Tables. Area, Houses and Population*[Cd. 1523]. This procedure also meant that any missing units were located. However, it revealed two fundamental inconsistencies: Firstly, the total given in the national totals for Warwickshire was 20 less than the computed total for the districts of the county. Secondly, the total number of tenements reported for the London Borough of Westminster in the national summary tables was greater than that given in the county report for London by 100. In both cases, the figures in our table are those that appear in the county reports. - The 'over_1', 'over_1_5' and 'over_2' fields were computed
by us from the data. Our calculations assume that tenements occupied
by '12 or more' persons contained 12 people, and are therefore
obviously underestimates. NB the
*General Report*to the census itself defined over-crowding as more than 2 persons per room. - The geographical units have been cross-checked against the GBHGIS administrative unit gazetteer to ensure that all units are correctly identified. The unit names and types have been standardised. Each unit has a unique unit ID assigned to it and this can be used to cross-reference against other data-sets.

Index | Type | Column(s) indexed |
---|---|---|

hous_1901_ew_pkey | Primary key | rec_num |

hous_1901_ew_g_unit_idx | Unique | g_unit, rec_num |

hous_1901_ew_idx | adm_cnty, dist_name, lg_type, rec_num |

The table has the following associated constraints:

Constraint | Type | Details |
---|---|---|

hous_1901_ew_pkey | Primary Key | See details above for primary key index |

Column | Type | Contents |
---|---|---|

cnty_name | Text string (max.len.=44). | Name of Administrative County unit as it appeared in the original report. |

adm_cnty | Text string (max.len.=44). | Standardised name of Administrative county. |

dist_name | Text string (max.len.=204). | Name of Local Government District unit as it appeared in the original report. |

lg_dist | Text string (max.len.=204). | Standardised name of local government district. |

lg_type | Text string (max.len.=16). | Type of Local Government District. |

adm_cnty_unit | Integer number. | Unique ID number for county unit. |

g_unit | Integer number. | Unique ID number for local government district unit. |

tot_ten | Integer number. | Total number of tenements in unit. |

tot_u5 | Integer number. | Total number of tenements in unit containing less than 5 rooms. |

r1_p1 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 1 person. |

r1_p2 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 2 persons. |

r1_p3 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 3 persons. |

r1_p4 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 4 persons. |

r1_p5 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 5 persons. |

r1_p6 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 6 persons. |

r1_p7 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 7 persons. |

r1_p8 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 8 persons. |

r1_p9 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 9 persons. |

r1_p10 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 10 persons. |

r1_p11 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 11 persons. |

r1_p12up | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 1 room occupied by 12 or more persons. |

r1_tot | Integer number. | Total number of tenements of 1 room. |

r2_p1 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 1 person. |

r2_p2 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 2 persons. |

r2_p3 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 3 persons. |

r2_p4 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 4 persons. |

r2_p5 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 5 persons. |

r2_p6 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 6 persons. |

r2_p7 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 7 persons. |

r2_p8 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 8 persons. |

r2_p9 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 9 persons. |

r2_p10 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 10 persons. |

r2_p11 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 room occupied by 11 persons. |

r2_p12up | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 2 rooms occupied by 12 or more persons. |

r2_tot | Integer number. | Total number of tenements of 2 rooms. |

r3_p1 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 1 person. |

r3_p2 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 2 persons. |

r3_p3 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 3 persons. |

r3_p4 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 4 persons. |

r3_p5 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 5 persons. |

r3_p6 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 6 persons. |

r3_p7 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 7 persons. |

r3_p8 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 8 persons. |

r3_p9 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 9 persons. |

r3_p10 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 10 persons. |

r3_p11 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 11 persons. |

r3_p12up | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 3 rooms occupied by 12 or more persons. |

r3_tot | Integer number. | Total number of tenements of 3 rooms. |

r4_p1 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 1 person. |

r4_p2 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 2 persons. |

r4_p3 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 3 persons. |

r4_p4 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 4 persons. |

r4_p5 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 5 persons. |

r4_p6 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 6 persons. |

r4_p7 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 7 persons. |

r4_p8 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 8 persons. |

r4_p9 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 9 persons. |

r4_p10 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 10 persons. |

r4_p11 | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 11 persons. |

r4_p12up | Integer number. | Number of tenements of 4 rooms occupied by 12 or more persons. |

r4_tot | Integer number. | Total number of tenements of 4 rooms. |

over_1 | Integer number. | Number of occupants of tenements of 4 rooms or less with more than 1 occupants per room. |

over_1_5 | Integer number. | Number of occupants of tenements of 4 rooms or less with more than 1.5 occupants per room. |

over_2 | Integer number. | Number of occupants of tenements of 4 rooms or less with more than 2 occupants per room. |

notes | Text string (max.len.=1004). | Comments (generally appearing as footnotes to the original table and mostly concerning boundary changes). |

rec_num | Integer number. | Unique number identifying row in table. |