Scottish Housing Statistics (persons per room) from the 1961 Census.

Table ID:
HOUS_1961_S     (6565457)
Contents:
Scottish Housing Statistics (persons per room) from the 1961 Census.
Approx. number of rows:
405
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Paula Aucott
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. This table was transcribed from table 19 in the county reports of the 1961 census, 'Population in all Private Households by Density of Occupation (persons per room)' by either 'County of City, City Wards' or ' County, Large Burghs, Small Burghs, Districts of County, New Towns.'
  2. This table is a partial transcription. All county figures, totals for types of district and the breakdown of large burghs into households comprising number of persons are not transcribed.


Notes:

  1. This table was transcribed by Rachel Granville in Portsmouth in Summer 2002.
  2. The table is restricted to households in which at least one member was present on Census night.
  3. The header information to this table noted that: 'The percentages entered in column j (living at over 1.5 persons per room in 1951) relate to areas as constituted in 1951'. Areas affected by subsequent boundary changes have only approximate, or in some cases no figures.
  4. The Central Clydeside Conurbation is given as a separate row but its figures are also included in the overall totals for the City of Glasgow.
  5. The city wards are given in the table but these have not been transcribed.
  6. The table contains data for seven types of area, identified by values of 'dist_type'. All areas of these types have been consistently matched to the AUO:
    • CT = City (4 areas): Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
    • DC = District of County (197 areas).
    • LBu = Large Burgh (17 areas): Other main towns.
    • SBu = Small Burgh (174 areas): small towns.
    • LD = CLandward (2 areas): Remainders of counties, excluding the Burghs, Nairn and Kinross.
    • NT = New Town (3 areas): Cumbernauld, East Kilbride, Glenrothes.
    • CON = Conurbation: (1 area), Central Clydeside N.B. Within Scotland unit ID, not Lanarkshire.
  7. The rows giving totals for the 4 cities have been duplicated and added to the table again as data for the burghs of the same name. This is to ensure consistency in the mapping on A Vision of Britain through Time. Please ignore these rows for all other purposes.


Checking:

  1. The total population column was checked against the sum of the populations living at different densities.
  2. The percentage given of persons living at over 1.5 persons per room in 1961 was also checked against a percentage calculated from the total population and density over 1.5 persons per room columns. The percentage living at over 1.5 persons per room in 1951 could not be checked.
  3. 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.
  4. Data for three large burghs, DUMFRIES (Dumfriesshire), CLYDEBANK and DUMBARTON (both Dunbartonshire) were all missing from the original transcription. This error has been corrected and data for these units added to the table.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
hous_1961_s_pkey Primary key rec_num
hous_1961_s_idx Unique sco_cnty, area_name, area_type


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
hous_1961_s_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
sco_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Name of Scottish County unit containing the district as it appeared in the original report.
area_name Text string (max.len.=64). Name of Scottish District unit as it appeared in the original report, i.e. lower case.
area_type Text string (max.len.=24). Type of area.
cnty_unit Integer number. ID for county containing the unit, from the AUO.
g_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for the unit from the AUO.
im_auth Text string (max.len.=44). Immediate authority, in this case the Census.
im_note Text string (max.len.=44). Note on Immediate authority, in this case the table number from the Census where the majority of data came from.
pop_1961 Integer number. Total population in all households.
p1_5_up Integer number. Total population in all households living at over 1.5 persons per room.
p1_1_5 Integer number. Total population in all households living at over 1 and up to 1.5 persons per room.
p1 Integer number. Total population in all households living at 1 person per room.
p_75_1 Integer number. Total population in all households living at 0.75 and over and under 1 persons per room.
p_50_75 Integer number. Total population in all households living at 0.5 and over and under 0.75 persons per room.
p_u_50 Integer number. Total population in all households living at less then 0.5 persons per room.
pc_1951 Floating point number. Percentage of persons living at more than 1.5 persons per room in 1951.
pc_1961 Floating point number. Percentage of persons living at more than 1.5 persons per room in 1961.
notes Text string (max.len.=1004). Comments.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.