Rooms, number of

Mnemonic reference (code): ROOMS

Type: Primary variable

Definition: The number of rooms in a household’s accommodation. The definition of a room does not include bathrooms, toilets, halls or landings, or rooms that can only be used for storage. All other rooms, for example kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, utility rooms, studies and conservatories are counted. If two rooms have been converted into one they are counted as one room. Rooms shared between a number of households, for example a shared kitchen, are not counted.

Residence type

Mnemonic (reference code): RESIDENCE_TYPE

Type: Primary variable

Definition: This defines the type of residence a person lives in. It categories people as living in households or living in a communal establishment.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

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Religion (grouped)

Mnemonic (reference code): RELPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: This is a person’s current religion, or if the person does not have a religion, 'no religion'.  No determination is made about whether a person was a practicing member of a religion.  Unlike other census questions where missing answers are imputed, this question was voluntary, and where no answer was provided the response is categorised as 'not stated'.

Applicability: Person

Religion

Mnemonic (reference code): RELPS11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: This is a person’s current religious denomination or body that they belong to, or if the person does not have a religion, ‘None’. No determination is made about whether a person was a practising member of a religion. Unlike other census questions where missing answers are imputed, this question was voluntary, and where no answer was provided the response is categorised as ‘not stated’.

Applicability: Person

Position in establishment

Mnemonic (reference code): POSITION

Type: Primary variable

Definition: A usual resident of a communal establishment is either a resident of the establishment, a member of staff who is resident in the establishment, or a family member of staff that are resident in the establishment.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Persons per room, number in household

Mnemonic reference (code): PPROOMHUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: The number of persons per room is equal to the number of usual residents in a household divided by the number of rooms in that household’s accommodation.

The definition of a room does not include bathrooms, toilets, halls or landings, or rooms that can only be used for storage. All other rooms, for example kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, utility rooms, studies and conservatories are counted.

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