Census 2011: Regions & Districts – Dwellings, Household Spaces & Accommodation Type (KS401) ( KS401-NRD )

This is the Dwellings, Household Spaces and Accommodation Type table (KS401) from the 2011 Census. The table provides data on the number of dwellings and household spaces and the type of accommodation. Data is for England, regions and districts.

The question was: What type of accommodation is this?

  • A whole house or bungalow that is: detached semi-detached terraced (including end-terrace)
  • A flat, maisonette or apartment that is: in a purpose-built block of flats or tenement part of a converted or shared house (including bedsits) in a commercial building (for example, in an office building, hotel, or over a shop)
  • A mobile or temporary structure: a caravan or other mobile or temporary structure.

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


Identification Number: KS401-NRD
Authoring Entity: Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
Copyright: © Crown Copyright 2012
Date of Production: 2012-12-11

Accommodation type – The type of accommodation used or available for use by an individual household. Examples include the whole of a terraced house, or a flat in a purpose-built block of flats.

Dwelling – A dwelling is a unit of accommodation in which all rooms – including the kitchen, bathroom and toilet – are behind a door that only that household can use. A dwelling may comprise one or more household spaces (the accommodation used or available for use by an individual household). A dwelling may be classified as shared or unshared. A dwelling is shared if: • the household spaces it contains have the accommodation type ‘part of a converted or shared house’ • not all of the rooms (including kitchen, bathroom and toilet, if any) are behind a door that only that household can use, and • there is at least one other such household space at the same address with which it can be combined to form the shared dwelling. Dwellings that do not meet these conditions are unshared dwellings.

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 space – A household space is the accommodation used or available for use by an individual household. Household spaces are identified separately in census results as those with at least one usual resident, and those that do not have any usual residents. A household space with no usual residents may still be used by short-term residents, visitors who were present on census night, or a combination of short-term residents and visitors. Vacant household spaces and household spaces that are used as second addresses are also classified in census results as household spaces with no usual residents.

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