Housing Density (Generalised)

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Year 1 or less 1 to 1.5 Over 1.5
1911 274,497 Show data context 145,295 Show data context 174,599 Show data context
1931 367,886 Show data context 131,313 Show data context 127,284 Show data context
1951 495,862 Show data context 116,038 Show data context 63,020 Show data context
1961 576,914 Show data context 85,823 Show data context 29,028 Show data context
1971 630,849 Show data context 70,383 Show data context 18,745 Show data context
1981 629,582 Show data context 43,148 Show data context 8,075 Show data context
1991 635,668 Show data context 24,669 Show data context 5,071 Show data context
2001 676,653 Show data context 22,584 Show data context 5,896 Show data context
2011 702,068 Show data context 23,536 Show data context 5,769 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Leeds District through time | Housing Statistics | Housing Density (Generalised), A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 31st May 2020