Housing Density (Generalised)

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Year 1 or less 1 to 1.5 Over 1.5
1911 41,834 Show data context 14,287 Show data context 9,750 Show data context
1931 49,414 Show data context 10,202 Show data context 5,637 Show data context
1951 59,490 Show data context 9,147 Show data context 3,481 Show data context
1961 66,666 Show data context 7,288 Show data context 2,161 Show data context
1971 80,814 Show data context 5,573 Show data context 1,177 Show data context
1981 88,628 Show data context 3,696 Show data context 650 Show data context
1991 93,942 Show data context 2,380 Show data context 759 Show data context
2001 98,930 Show data context 1,985 Show data context 364 Show data context
2011 108,275 Show data context 3,638 Show data context 709 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, Tunbridge Wells District through time | Housing Statistics | Housing Density (Generalised), A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th July 2019