Housing Density Statistics from the Census redistricted into 2011 Local Authority Districts

Table ID:
HOUS_REDISTRICTED     (6565510)
Contents:
Housing Density Statistics from the Census redistricted into 2011 Local Authority Districts
Approx. number of rows:
3,860
Table type:
Derived
Documentation Author:
Paula Aucott
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1911 to 2011.
Dates and times are identified by:
   Year

Sources:

  1. This table was generated from data held in the following tables from the Census.
      hous_1931_ew
    • hous_1931_s_dist
    • hous_1951_ew
    • hous_1951_s
    • hous_1961_ew
    • hous_1961_s
    • hous_1971_ew
    • hous_1971_s
    • hous_1991_gb_ward
    • hous_20011_gb_ward
    • hous_2011_ew
    • hous_2011_s
  2. The table covers England, Wales and Scotland.


Notes:

  1. The microdata gathered by different censuses was essentially identical: the nunber of persons in each household relative to the number of rooms, the latter excluding bathrooms, etc. However, the way the data was then tabulated in the reports varied substantially. ALL the data included here are overall counts of numbers in different density categories, rather than being based on the matrices of persons versus rooms sometimes published. In all cases, tthe data are counts of numbers of persons in each category, not numbers of households.
  2. Although it is possible to base this table largely on counts of persons, it is not possible to present exactly the same data for different dates because the density category thresholds varied substantially over time. In particular, in 1931 and 1951 the Scottish censuses used as their lowest density category "under 2 persons per room", while from 1971 onwards the highest density category was "over 1.5 persons per room". The approach taken here is therefore to redistrict but to do NO re-classification: for each census year and nation, this table holds exactly the categories that were included in the published table, and leaves all other columns empty even where these could easily be computed from the categories that were reported.
  3. The table includes data for all modern local authorities in Great Britain, all current counties in England, plus totals for Regions, Wales, Scotland and "England and Wales".
  4. Later source tables include figures for New Towns and Conurbation Centres. These have been ignored in this table as the figures for these units are included in the Local Government Districts.
  5. Two units appear in the geography conversion tables which do not appear in the source tables.
    • Nottingham Shire Hall RD (10474620) in 1931. This unit has an odd status, relates to a single building and is only sometimes included in Census reports.
    • Kirkby UD (10173620) in 1961. This unit was created in 1958 from part of 2 RDs but does not appear to have an entry in the housing table.
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  6. As far as we can discover, the Scottish census in 2001 did not publish counts of persons, only of households. We have estimated these data by adding counts of households for both 1991 and 2001; then estimating counts of persons in 2001 by assuming that they had the same relationship to the counts of households in 2001 as the two counts had for the same district in 1991; then adjusting the resulting estimates of density categories so they summed to the actual total number of persons in 2001 for the district, this being reported elsewhere.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
hous_redistricted_pkey Primary key g_unit, year


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
hous_redistricted_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
row_type Text string (max.len.=14). Type of row: "DISTRICT" = data are for a Local Authority District, "MOD_CNTY" = data are for a current county (these exist only in England), "GOR" = data are for a Government Office Region, "E&W" = data are overall totals for England and Wales.
nation Text string (max.len.=6). Nation unit within. Defined as "EW" for England and Wales", "S" for Scotland.
area_code Text string (max.len.=18). ONS ID for the 2011 Local Authority District.
area_name Text string (max.len.=40). Name of the 2011 Local Authority District.
g_unit Integer number. GBHGIS ID number for the 2011 Local Authority District as defined in the AUO.
geogcode_1991 Text string (max.len.=9). This column holds the census office identifier for the district as used in 1991, but only if we know the district had the same boundaries in 1991 and 2011. This is currently set only for the London Boroughs.
year Integer number. Calendar year the data are for.
pop_hhold Floating point number. Total number of persons in households..
count_under_050 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at less then 0.5 persons per room. Reported in 1961 (E&W only), 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011. Data for Scottish districts in 2001 are estimates; see note.
count_050_to_100 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 0.5 and under 1 persons per room. Reported in 1991, 2001 and 2011. Data for Scottish districts in 2001 are estimates; see note.
count_050_to_075 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 0.5 and under 0.75 persons per room. Reported in 1961 (E&W only) and 1971.
count_075_to_100 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 0.75 and under 1 persons per room. Reported in 1961 (E&W only) and 1971.
count_under_100 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at 1 person per room or less. This was reported in 1951 for England and Wales, and is also computed here for E&W in 1931 as a residual from the other categories that were listed.
count_100 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at 1 person per room. Reported only for E&W in 1961; careful reading of the labels shows that in other years households with EXACTLY 1 person per room are included in the category below.
count_100_to_150 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 1 and up to 1.5 persons per room. Reported for England and Wales in all years, and for Scotland from 1971 onwards. Data for Scottish districts in 2001 are estimates; see note.
count_150_up Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 1.5 persons per room. Reported in 1961 (E&W only), 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011. Data for Scottish districts in 2001 are estimates; see note.
count_150_to_200 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 1.5 and up to 2 persons per room. Reported for England and Wales in 1931 and 1951.
count_under_200 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at 2 persons per room or less. Reported for Scotland only in 1931, 1951 and 1961.
count_200_to_300 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 2 and up to 3 persons per room. Reported in 1931, 1951 and, for Scotland only, 1961.
count_300_up Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 3 persons per room. Reported for England and Wales in 1931 and 1951.
count_300_to_400 Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 3 and up to 4 persons per room. Reported for Scotland only in 1931, 1951 and 1961.
count_400_up Floating point number. Total population in all households living at over 4 persons per room. Reported for Scotland only in 1931, 1951 and 1961.
tot_hhold Floating point number. Total number of households..
h_count_under_050 Floating point number. Total number of households living at less then 0.5 persons per room. Currently included only in 1991 and 2001.
h_count_050_to_100 Floating point number. Total number of households living at over 0.5 and under 1 persons per room. Currently included only in 1991 and 2001.
h_count_100_to_150 Floating point number. Total number of households living at over 1 and up to 1.5 persons per room. Currently included only in 1991 and 2001.
h_count_150_up Floating point number. Total number of households living at over 1.5 persons per room. Currently included only in 1991 and 2001.
im_auth Text string (max.len.=28). Authority identifier for source of the data.
im_note Text string (max.len.=408). Detail on authority
g_data_precision Text string (max.len.=12). Data precision identifier; E = Exact, GBE = Estimated by GBH project, GBR = Redistricted by GBH project.
g_data_status Text string (max.len.=9). Flag indicating access status. Current set to P for Public for all rows.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.