Housing Density (Generalised)

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Year 1 or less 1 to 1.5 Over 1.5
1911 64,919 Show data context 49,019 Show data context 60,212 Show data context
1931 103,791 Show data context 52,063 Show data context 49,719 Show data context
1951 143,096 Show data context 47,463 Show data context 26,360 Show data context
1961 175,172 Show data context 34,847 Show data context 11,920 Show data context
1971 194,323 Show data context 24,620 Show data context 6,121 Show data context
1981 204,813 Show data context 15,947 Show data context 2,115 Show data context
1991 211,019 Show data context 7,502 Show data context 880 Show data context
2001 210,719 Show data context 4,432 Show data context 774 Show data context
2011 224,268 Show data context 4,531 Show data context 740 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, Barnsley District through time | Housing Statistics | Housing Density (Generalised), A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th October 2019