Residence type 2011

Dataset population: Persons/Communal establishments

Residence type

This defines the type of residence that a person lives in. It categorises people as living in a household or living in a communal establishment.

People who filled in the normal household questionnaire were recorded as living in a household. Those that filled in an individual questionnaire were asked what type of accommodation they lived in, i.e. whether it was a household or a communal establishment.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated September 20, 2022, 17:12 (BST)
Created September 20, 2022, 17:02 (BST)
Visibility Public
Year 2011
Topics Accommodation and housing
Units Communal establishments
Geographic Layer Census Data Zones
Census Electoral Divisions
Census Intermediate Zones
Census Wards
Council Areas
Great Britain
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
United Kingdom
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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