Household Accommodation and Dwelling

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Household Accommodation and Dwelling

Accommodation Type

Definition

This variable records the type of accommodation occupied by the household.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All household spaces, UK

1 Detached house or bungalow

2 Semi-detached house or bungalow

3 Terraced house or bungalow (including end-terrace)

4 Purpose-built flat, maisonette, or apartment

5 Flat, maisonette, or apartment which is part of a converted or shared house (includes bed-sits)

6 Flat, maisonette, or apartment in a commercial building

7 A caravan or other mobile or temporary structure

Total number of categories: 7

Output

CAS020, CAS048, CAS049, CAS050, CAS052, CAS055, CAS059, CAS231

CAST01, CAST02, CAST05, CAST08

S20, S48, S49, S50, S52, S55, S59, S229, S230, S231

KS16

T16, T17, T19, T20, T21, T25, T26, T27

UV42, UV56

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Central Heating

Definition

This variable records whether the household's accommodation has central heating in some or all rooms (whether used or not). Central heating includes gas, oil, or solid fuel central heating; night storage heaters; warm air heating and underfloor heating.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK

1 Central heating

2 No central heating

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable (X) comprises: household spaces with no residents

Output

CAS018, CAS054, CAS055, CAS056, CAS231

CAST01, CAST02, CAST08

S18, S54, S55, S56, S57, S226, S227, S231, S244, S245

KS19

T16, T17, T20, T21, T27, T38

UV60

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Housing Deprivation, Household Indicator

Definition

This derived variable is an indicator of household deprivation. A household is defined as deprived in the housing dimension if it is either overcrowded (actual number of rooms minus rooms 'required' (see ROOMREQ) is –1 or less) OR is in a shared dwelling OR does not have sole use of a bath / shower or toilet OR does not have central heating.

Output Classifications

This variable is not available in Northern Ireland because of the risk of confusion with existing deprivation measures.

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, England, Wales and Scotland

0 Not deprived in housing dimension

1 Deprived in housing dimension

X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 3

Not applicable category (X) comprises: household spaces with no residents

Output

This variable does not appear in standard output.
 
Number of Rooms, Household

Definition

This variable records the number of rooms in a household space. Bathrooms, toilets, halls or landings, or rooms that can only be used for storage are not counted. All other rooms, for example, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, utility rooms and studies are counted. If two rooms have been converted into one, they are counted as one room. Rooms shared between a number of households, e.g. a shared bathroom or kitchen, are not counted.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK

01 – 99 1- 99 rooms singly

XX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 100

Not applicable (XX) comprises: household spaces with no residents

Output

CAS051, CAS230

S51, S58, S230

KS19

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Number of Rooms, Dwelling

Definition

This variable provides information on the number of rooms in the dwelling. On the final output database it applies to all dwellings. For an unshared dwelling it repeats the information given in NORHUK for the household. For shared dwellings, it is defined as the sum of the number of rooms (NORHUK) in each of the households in the dwelling. If any of the households in the dwelling is vacant or is a second or holiday home, the number of rooms is not available for that household so the total for the dwelling cannot be derived.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK

01 – 99 1- 99 rooms singly

XX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 100

Not applicable (XX) comprises: household spaces with no residents

Output

S58

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Lowest Floor Level

Definition

This variable records information on the lowest floor level of households living accommodation.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All household spaces, UK

1 Basement or semi-basement

2 Ground floor (street level)

3 First floor (floor above street level)

4 Second floor

5 Third or fourth floor

6 Fifth floor or higher

Total number of categories: 6

Output

CAS020, CAS057

CAST01, CAST02

S20, S57

KS19

T16, T20, T38

UV61

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Occupied/ Second Home/ Vacant Dwelling Indicator

Definition

This variable provides information as to whether the dwelling is occupied, is a second home or is vacant. On the final output database it applies to all dwellings. For an unshared dwelling it repeats the information given by SIZHUK and VSHHUK for the household.

Output Classifications

Applicability: All dwellings

1 Fully occupied dwelling

2 Partially occupied dwelling

3 Second/ holiday home

4 Vacant dwelling

Total number of categories: 4

Output

CAS048

S48

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Rooms Required

Definition

This variable counts the number of rooms that are 'required' by the members of the household. It is compared with the actual number of rooms (NORHUK) to provide a measure of under-occupancy and overcrowding (the 'occupancy rating').

Output Classifications

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK

03-323-32 singly

XX Not applicable

Total number of categories: 31

Not applicable category (XX) comprises: household spaces with no residents

Output

CAS019, CAS053, CAS054

CAST01, CAST02, CAST08

S19, S53, S54, S226, S227, S244, S245

KS19

T16, T17, T20, T21, T38

UV58, UV59

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Self-containment

Definition

This variable records whether the accommodation is self-contained, that is, if all the rooms are behind a door that only the household can use.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All household spaces, UK

1 Self-contained

2 Not self-contained

Total number of categories: 2

Output

CAST01

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Tenure, Dwelling

Definition

This variable provides information on the tenure of a dwelling. On the final output database it applies to all dwellings. For an unshared dwelling it repeats the information given in TENHUK. For shared dwellings, where tenure differs for the households in the dwelling the priority order is owned, social rented, private rented, lives rent free.

Applicability: All partially or fully occupied dwellings

Owned

• 0 Owns outright

• 1 Owns with a mortgage or loan

• 2 Shared ownership

Social rented

• 3 Rented from council

• 4 Rented from Registered Social Landlord or Housing Association

Private rented

• 5 Private landlord or letting agency

• 6 Employer of a household member

• 7 Relative or friend of household member

• 8 Other

Lives rent free

• 9 Lives rent free

• X Not applicable

Total number of categories: 11

Not applicable category (X) comprises: dwellings with no residents

Output

CAS049, CAS050, CAS055

S49, S50, S55

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Tenure , Household

Definition

This derived variable combines information from the questions 8 and 9 on the Census form.

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Output Classifications

Applicability: All occupied household spaces, UK

Owned

• 0 Owns outright

• 1 Owns with a mortgage or loan

• 2 Shared ownership

Social rented

• 3 Rented from Council (Local Authority)/Scottish Homes/NIHE

• 4 Other social rented

Private rented

• 5 Private landlord or letting agency

• 6 Employer of a household member

• 7 Relative or friend of household member

• 8 Other

Living rent free

• 9 Living rent free

X Not applicable

Total number of categories : 11

Not applicable category (X) comprise: household spaces with no residents

Output

CAS013, CAS017, CAS046, CAS047, CAS049, CAS050, CAS051, CAS052, CAS053, CAS055, CAS056, CAS057, CAS060, CAS061, CAS230, CAS231

CAST01, CAST02, CAST05, CAST08

S13, S17, S46, S47, S49, S50, S51, S52, S53, S55, S56, S57, S60, S61, S63, S226, S212, S229, S230, S231, S242

KS18

T16, T17, T18, T19, T20, T21, T25, T26, T38

UV44, UV64

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.
 
Vacant, Second Home Indicator, Household

Definition

This variable provides information as to whether an unoccupied household space is a second or holiday home or is a vacant household space. It is based on information provided by the enumerator. The enumerator is not asked to differentiate between second homes and holiday homes so they cannot be distinguished in output.

Output Classifications

Applicability: Household spaces for which a dummy form is completed by the enumerator.

4 Second residence, holiday accommodation

5 Vacant household space

Note that household spaces which are identified by the enumerator as absents, refusals or non-returns but which do not subsequently have a household imputed by the One Number Census process will be classified as vacant in output. Households that return a form but then prove to be all visitor households will be classified as second/holiday homes in output.

Output

CAS008

S08

UV53

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.

Click here to view a diagram of the census areas.