Household composition (alternative classification) (persons in households) 2011

Dataset population: Persons in households

Household composition (alternative classification)

This derived variable describes households in an alternative way to the classification used in most of the standard tables (see Household composition).

It defines households by the age of the people in them. It does not take into account the relationships between people in households. For the purposes of this classification, an 'adult' is defined as any person aged 16 or over and a 'child' is defined as any person aged under 16.

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Field Value
Last Updated September 20, 2022, 17:10 (+0100)
Created September 20, 2022, 16:50 (+0100)
Visibility Public
Year 2011
Topics Accommodation and housing
Units Persons
Geographic Layer Census Data Zones
Census Electoral Divisions
Census Intermediate Zones
Census Wards
Council Areas
Local Authorities
Local Government Districts
London Boroughs
Lower Super Output Areas
Merging Local Authorities
Merging Wards and Electoral Divisions
Metropolitan Districts
Middle Super Output Areas
Non-Metropolitan Districts
Output Areas
Small Areas
Super Output Areas
Unitary Authorities
Frequency Decennial
Citation Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI:
Geographical Coverage Location UK
Granularity Country level down to Output Areas and Small Areas
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