Housing Density (Generalised)

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Year 1 or less 1 to 1.5 Over 1.5
1911 77,943 Show data context 29,458 Show data context 18,689 Show data context
1931 91,908 Show data context 25,338 Show data context 16,637 Show data context
1951 126,993 Show data context 23,608 Show data context 8,051 Show data context
1961 154,611 Show data context 22,462 Show data context 6,326 Show data context
1971 196,200 Show data context 17,710 Show data context 3,746 Show data context
1981 217,980 Show data context 12,563 Show data context 2,231 Show data context
1991 227,697 Show data context 8,378 Show data context 1,896 Show data context
2001 238,118 Show data context 7,208 Show data context 1,339 Show data context
2011 250,583 Show data context 7,693 Show data context 1,712 Show data context
Date: Source:
1911 1911 Census of England and Wales, Housing, Table 2 , 'Tenements in the Occupation of Private Families. - Classified by Number of Rooms and by Numbers of Occupants, in each Administrative County and in the Aggregates of Urban Districts (exclusive of County Boroughs) and of Rural Districts; also in Urban Districts (other than County Boroughs) and in Rural Districts, 1911'
1931 - 1951 1931 Census of England and Wales, County Report Part I, Table 11 , 'Private Families and Rooms Occupied'
1961 1961 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 19 , 'Population in all Private Households by Density of occupation (persons per room)', for 'LAA, Con, NT'
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, County Report Part II, Table 24 , 'Persons in permanent buildings by density of occupation (persons per room)', for 'AC, CB, Urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, Aggregates of MB and UD and aggregates of RD, NT and Con Centres. Urban Areas with populations of less than 50,000 and RD'
1981 - 2001 Census of Population
2011 Office for National Statistics, Neighbourhood Statistics (QS409EW)

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Housing density, simplified to under 1 person per room, 1 to 1.5, and over 1.5. Data for these categories can be computed for districts in England and Wales for all censuses from 1931 onwards, but for Scotland they can only be computed for 1971 on.

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Date accessed: 13th April 2021