Scottish Housing Statistics (persons per room) from the 1971 Census.

Table ID:
HOUS_1971_S     (6565475)
Contents:
Scottish Housing Statistics (persons per room) from the 1971 Census.
Approx. number of rows:
408
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Paula Aucott
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. This table was transcribed from table 24 in the county reports of the 1971 census of Scotland, 'Persons in permanent buildings by density of occupation (persons per room)' for either 'County of city, city wards' or 'County, local authority areas'.
  2. This table was transcribed by Rachel Granville in Portsmouth in summer 2002. The transcription excludes the percentages included in the original table as they easily calculated.


Notes:

  1. This table contains data for the following types of area:
    • CT = City (4 areas): Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
    • DC = District of County (196 areas).
    • LB: Large Burgh (21 areas).
    • LW: Landward (2 areas): These are for Banff and Kinross, very small counties not divided into Districts of County.
    • NT: New Town (5 areas): Cumbernauld, East Kilbride, Glenrothes, Irvine and Livingston.
    • SB: Small Burgh (176 areas).
  2. THIS NEEDS CHECKING: County totals can be computed by summing by county IDs while excluding rows where area_type = 'NT'.
  3. 'This table is restricted to households of which at least one member was present at Census.'
  4. The rows giving totals for the 4 cities has been duplicated and added to the table again as data for the burghs of the same name. This is to ensure consistency in the mapping on A Vision of Britain through Time. Please ignore these rows for all other purposes.


Checking:

  1. The total population column was checked against the sum of the populations living at different densities.
  2. The geographical units have been cross-checked against the GBHGIS administrative unit gazetteer to ensure that all units are correctly identified. The unit names and types have been standardised. Each unit has a unique unit ID assigned to it and this can be used to cross-reference against other data-sets.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
hous_1971_s_pkey Primary key rec_num
hous_1971_s_idx_name Unique area_name, area_type, sco_cnty


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
hous_1971_s_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.
sco_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Name of Scottish County unit containing the district as it appeared in the original report.
area_name Text string (max.len.=64). Name of City, Burgh or District as it appeared in the original report, i.e. lower case.
area_type Text string (max.len.=16). Type of area; see notes above.
cnty_unit Integer number. ID number for county containing the area, as defined in the AUO.
g_unit Integer number. ID number for the area, as defined in the AUO.
pop_1971 Integer number. Total population in all households.
p1_5_up Integer number. Total population in all households living at over 1.5 persons per room.
p1_1_5 Integer number. Total population in all households living at over 1 and up to 1.5 persons per room.
p_75_1 Integer number. Total population in all households living at over 0.75 and up to 1 persons per room.
p_50_75 Integer number. Total population in all households living at 0.5 and over and up to 0.75 persons per room.
p_u_50 Integer number. Total population in all households living at less then 0.5 persons per room.