Census 2001: Housing
One in three dwellings are semi-detached
Type of accommodation, 2001, England, Percentages
Nearly a third of households in England lived in semi-detached houses in 2001, more than in any other type of home.
Overall, 80 per cent of available household spaces in England were whole houses. In Wales, 88 per cent of household spaces were whole houses, compared with 63 per cent in Scotland. This proportion varied from 81 to 90 per cent in the English regions, with the exception of London where only 51 per cent of household spaces were in houses.
In England overall, 20 per cent of household spaces were in flats, including purpose built, converted or shared and commercial buildings. Only 0.4 per cent of household spaces were ‘other’ accommodation, including caravans, mobile homes, and other temporary structures.
Twelve per cent of households had their lowest floor level on the first floor or higher and 3 per cent were below ground level. In Wales, 7 per cent of households reported the first or higher as their lowest floor level while, in contrast, Scotland had 23 per cent of households above ground level.
Overall in Great Britain, over 90 per cent of homes had both central heating and sole use of bath/shower and toilet. In England 9 per cent of homes were without central heating while Wales and Scotland had slightly lower proportions, at 8 and 7 per cent respectively.