Number of Rooms dictionary for ICEM data

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Number of Rooms dictionary for ICEM data
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Documentation Author:
Paula Aucott
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.


  1. This meta-data file "number of rooms dictionary" was downloaded in spreadsheet format on the 26th November 2015 from the website of the Integrated Census Microdata (I-CeM) project based at the University of Essex.


  1. This table covers England and Wales 1891-1911 and Scotland 1891-1901.
  2. Numeric codes identifying number of rooms used within the Icem project are as follows: 0-997 = range of constructed total number of rooms in the dwelling, 998 = Illegible or unclassifiable, 999 = Blank.
  3. The I-CeM guide notes that the room number excludes bathroom, scullery, landing, lobby, closet, warehouse, office and shop. Half values can occur where a respondent shared a room (1911). After 1861 in Scotland only the rooms with windows were counted.


  1. The data have not been checked.


IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
icem_norooms_codebook_pkey Primary key rec_num


The table has the following associated constraints:

icem_norooms_codebook_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index

Columns within table:

norooms Text string (max.len.=64). Number of rooms in the dwelling as given in the transcription from the Census between 1891 and 1911.
noroomscode Floating point number. Standardised four digit numeric code identifying number of rooms used within the Icem project.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.