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Release: 2011 Census, Local Characteristics on Housing for Output Areas in England and Wales

Released: 23 January 2014


Alexa Bradley

2011 Census

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444972

Categories: People and Places, Housing and Households, Households, Household Composition and Characteristics, Housing Stock, Property by Tenure Type

Frequency of release: Decennial

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Output Area

Survey name(s): Census

In this release

This release of Local Characteristics tables covers the Housing topic, cross tabulated with one or more other topics from the census.  Data are provided at Output Area (OA) level for England and Wales.  As OAs are the lowest level of geography for which census estimates are produced these tables provide the greatest level of detail for local areas

These tables supplement the Detailed Characteristics on Housing release published on 28 June 2013 for Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) and for 2011 Census Merged Wards. Due to the level of detail included in Local Characteristics tables, and the lower level of geography, in order to prevent disclosure of individuals' information some classifications have been collapsed.  As far as possible comparability with Detailed Characteristics tables has been retained.

Analysis on the housing topic and Household Reference Persons has been provided in a series of short stories published in earlier releases:

Housing – A century of home ownership in England and Wales

Home ownership and renting in England and Wales – Detailed Characteristics

More information about OAs and other geographic areas is available from ONS Geography.

All 34 Local Characteristics tables are available from the Nomis website. Each table can be accessed directly using the links in the reference table (52 Kb Excel sheet) .

Detailed Characteristics and Local Characteristics tables from previous releases are also available from the Nomis website.

Local Characteristics tables on Demography and Families for Output Areas in England and Wales were also published on the 23 January 2014.

During early 2014 ONS will release further Local Characteristics tables for OAs and further statistics for MSOAs and Census Merged Wards. These will continue to provide an even richer and more valuable data source for the many users of the census.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology used and information about how other population sub-groups are counted and defined, is available in the 2011 Census user guide.

Further information on the fitness for purpose of the statistics in this release can be found in the Quality and Methodology Information paper. (157.6 Kb Pdf)

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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