Housing density data for 1991 wards for Great Britain

Table ID:
HOUS_1991_GB_WARD     (6565483)
Contents:
Housing density data for 1991 wards for Great Britain
Approx. number of rows:
10,764
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. The data are from Table S23, "Persons per room: Households with residents; residents in households [100%]", in the 1991 Small Area Statistics, and were downloaded from the NOMIS online system on 31st July 2016. The data include all the listed densities, but the original table on NOMIS is a cross-tabulation against tenure type.


Notes:

  1. Note that the data, both as held on NOMIS and as stored here, do not include densities between 0.5 and 1 person per room as a category, so this needs to be calculated as a residual.


Checking:

  1. The data are exactly as downloaded from NOMIS. No checking possible as one of the density categories is missing.
  2. The wards in this table have been checked to be identical to those in our polygon table for 1991 wards.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
hous_1991_gb_ward_pkey Primary key geogcode


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
hous_1991_gb_ward_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
ward_name Text string (max.len.=58). Name of ward given in the data.
geogcode Text string (max.len.=16). These are six-character alphanumeric codes defined by ONS, and identify "Frozen" 1991 Wards. The documentation supplied by NOMIS says: "Wards are defined by the Local Government Commissions, and reviews take place on a rolling basis. ONS uses the wards in place at the time of the Census of Population as building blocks for other geographies. Currently, these are 1991 wards. These frozen wards allow the ONS to produce time series on a fixed geographic base. The UK has 11,330 frozen 1991 wards. Ward population counts can vary substantially, even within a single local authority, but the national average is about 5500. More populous electoral wards tend to occur in large urban areas".
district_name Text string (max.len.=44). Name of the local authority district containing the ward.
lad_geogcode Text string (max.len.=14). ONS ID for the local authority district containing the ward as used in other datasets.
tot_hhold Integer number. TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS.
h_under_05 Integer number. Total households: Up to 0.5 persons per room.
h_10_15 Integer number. Total households: Over 1 and up to 1.5 persons per room.
h_over_15 Integer number. Total households: Over 1.5 persons per room.
tot_persons Integer number. TOTAL PERSONS IN HOUSEHOLDS.
p_under_05 Integer number. Total persons in households: Up to 0.5 persons per room.
p_10_15 Integer number. Total persons in households: Over 1 and up to 1.5 persons per room.
p_over_15 Integer number. Total persons in households: Over 1.5 persons per room.
rec_num Integer number. Sequence number keeping the rows in the order downloaded from NOMIS.