Census 2011: Parishes: MK – Rooms, Bedrooms & Central Heating (KS403 – Revised) ( KS403-Parishes )

This is the Rooms, Bedrooms and Central Heating table (KS403) from the 2011 Census. The table provides data on the number of households without central heating, the average household size, number of rooms and bedrooms and the occupancy rating.

Data is for Parishes in Milton Keynes. Some Parishes have been added together by the Office for National Statistics due to their size. These are: Calverton, Fairfields and Whitehouse Emberton and Chicheley Lavendon and Warrington Newton Blossomville, Clifton Reynes and Cold Brayfield

Please note that this is the revised version of the table released on the 17/01/2014 by ONS. ONS state that: ‘A change has been made to the calculation of occupancy rating (bedrooms). This affects the original version of this table that was first published 30 January 2013. In the original versions all households who reported having no bedrooms were reported as over-occupied (i.e. they had fewer bedrooms than required), but this is not necessarily correct as these are usually one-room households and should have been recorded as having one bedroom. The updated versions of these tables has recalculated the occupancy rating, treating these households as if they have one bedroom. Also the calculation of the average number of bedrooms per household has been similarly changed to be consistent and treat households that recorded zero bedrooms as if they have one bedroom.’

The questions were:

How many rooms are available for use only by this household?

[Do NOT count: bathrooms toilets halls or landings rooms that can only be used for storage such as cupboards Count all other rooms, for example: kitchens living rooms utility rooms bedrooms studies conservatories If two rooms have been converted into one, count them as one room]

How many of these rooms are bedrooms?

[Include all rooms built or converted for use as bedrooms, even if they are not currently used as bedrooms]

What type of central heating does this accommodation have? Tick all that apply, whether or not you use it.

[Central heating is a central system that generates heat for multiple rooms]

  • No central heating Gas Electric (including storage heaters)
  • Oil Solid fuel (for example wood, coal)
  • Other central heating

The 2011 census in England and Wales took place on 27th March 2011. It provides a snapshot of the population and its characteristics on that day.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology is available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2011/index.html

Citation

Identification Number: KS403-Parishes
Authoring Entity: Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
Copyright: © Crown Copyright 2013
Date of Production: 2014-01-31

Average household size – The average household size for an area is equal to the total number of usual residents living in households in that area divided by the total number of households in the area that have at least one usual resident. Visitors staying at an address do not contribute to that household’s size because they are counted in the household of their place of usual residence.

Average number of bedrooms per household – The average number of bedrooms per household for any area is equal to the total number of bedrooms in households in the area divided by the number of households in the area.

Average number of rooms per household – The average number of rooms per household for any area is equal to the total number of rooms in households in the area divided by the number of households in the area.

Bedrooms – The number of bedrooms in a household’s accommodation. A bedroom is defined as any room that was intended to be used as a bedroom when the property was built, or any room that has been permanently converted for use as a bedroom. It also includes all rooms intended for use as a bedroom even if not being used as a bedroom at the time of the Census. Bedsits and studio flats are counted as having one bedroom.

Central heating – A household’s accommodation is classified as having central heating if it is present in some or all rooms (whether used or not). Central heating is classified by type, for example one or more of the types – gas, electric (including storage heaters), oil, solid fuel (for example wood or coal) or other types (including solar, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or other bottled gas).

Household – A household is defined as one person living alone, or a group of people (not necessarily related) living at the same address who share cooking facilities and share a living room or sitting room or dining area. A household must contain at least one person whose place of usual residence is at the address. A group of short-term residents living together is not classified as a household, and neither is a group of people at an address where only visitors are staying.

Household size – The size of a household is equal to the number of usual residents in the household. Visitors staying at an address do not contribute to that household’s size because they are counted in the household of their place of usual residence. Household size is only applicable to household spaces with at least one usual resident.

Occupancy rating – Occupancy rating provides a measure of whether a household’s accommodation is overcrowded or under occupied. There are two measures of occupancy rating, one based on the number of rooms in a household’s accommodation, and one based on the number of bedrooms. The ages of the household members and their relationships to each other are used to derive the number of rooms/bedrooms they require, based on a standard formula. The number of rooms/bedrooms required is subtracted from the number of rooms/bedrooms in the household’s accommodation to obtain the occupancy rating. An occupancy rating of -1 implies that a household has one fewer room/bedroom than required, whereas +1 implies that they have one more room/bedroom than the standard requirement. Rooms 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.

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