Housing Density (Generalised)

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Year 1 or less 1 to 1.5 Over 1.5
1911 82,912 Show data context 30,005 Show data context 14,680 Show data context
1931 105,210 Show data context 27,706 Show data context 16,290 Show data context
1951 136,705 Show data context 26,764 Show data context 12,958 Show data context
1961 157,208 Show data context 19,821 Show data context 6,619 Show data context
1971 185,616 Show data context 18,180 Show data context 5,369 Show data context
1981 193,097 Show data context 14,685 Show data context 2,944 Show data context
1991 205,182 Show data context 9,396 Show data context 1,276 Show data context
2001 208,906 Show data context 6,580 Show data context 1,854 Show data context
2011 232,741 Show data context 9,496 Show data context 2,388 Show data context
Date: Source:
1911 1911 Census of England and Wales, Housing, Table 2 , 'Tenements in the Occupation of Private Families. - Classified by Number of Rooms and by Numbers of Occupants, in each Administrative County and in the Aggregates of Urban Districts (exclusive of County Boroughs) and of Rural Districts; also in Urban Districts (other than County Boroughs) and in Rural Districts, 1911'
1931 - 1951 1931 Census of England and Wales, County Report Part I, Table 11 , 'Private Families and Rooms Occupied'
1961 1961 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 19 , 'Population in all Private Households by Density of occupation (persons per room)', for 'LAA, Con, NT'
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, County Report Part II, Table 24 , 'Persons in permanent buildings by density of occupation (persons per room)', for 'AC, CB, Urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, Aggregates of MB and UD and aggregates of RD, NT and Con Centres. Urban Areas with populations of less than 50,000 and RD'
1981 - 2001 Census of Population
2011 Office for National Statistics, Neighbourhood Statistics (QS409EW)

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Housing density, simplified to under 1 person per room, 1 to 1.5, and over 1.5. Data for these categories can be computed for districts in England and Wales for all censuses from 1931 onwards, but for Scotland they can only be computed for 1971 on.

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Date accessed: 29th July 2021