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Number of bedrooms by Occupation by Tenure (Household Reference Persons) (Middle Super Output Areas in England and Wales) 2011

Dataset population: Household Reference Persons aged 16 and over in employment the week before the census

Household Reference Person

The concept of a Household Reference Person (HRP) was introduced in the 2001 Census (in common with other government surveys in 2001/2) to replace the traditional concept of the 'head of the household'. HRPs provide an individual person within a household to act as a reference point for producing further derived statistics and for characterising a whole household according to characteristics of the chosen reference person.

For a person living alone, it follows that this person is the HRP.

If a household contains only one family (with or without ungrouped individuals) then the HRP is the same as the Family Reference Person (FRP).

For families in which there is generational divide between family members that cannot be determined (Other related family), there is no FRP. Members of these families are treated the same as ungrouped individuals.

If there is more than one family in a household the HRP is chosen from among the FRPs using the same criteria used to choose the FRP. This means the HRP will be selected from the FRPs on the basis of their economic activity, in the priority order:

  • Economically active: Employed: Full-time: Non-student
  • Economically active: Employed: Full-time: Student
  • Economically active: Employed: Part-time: Non-student
  • Economically active: Employed: Part-time: Student
  • Economically active: Unemployed: Non-student
  • Economically active: Unemployed: Student
  • Economically inactive: Retired
  • Economically inactive: Other

If some or all FRPs have the same economic activity, the HRP is the eldest of the FRPs. If some or all are the same age, the HRP is the first of the FRPs from the order in which they were listed on the questionnaire.

If a household is made up entirely of any combination of ungrouped individuals and other related families, the HRP is chosen from among all people in the household, using the same criteria used to chose between FRPs. Students at their non-term-time address and short-term migrants cannot be the HRP.

Number of bedrooms

The number of bedrooms in a household's accommodation.
A bedroom is defined as any room that was intended to be used as a bedroom when the property was built, or any room that has been permanently converted for use as a bedroom. It also includes all rooms intended for use as a bedroom even if not being used as a bedroom at the time of the census. Bedsits and studio flats are counted as having one bedroom.
The number of bedrooms is not available for household spaces with no usual residents.

Occupation of HRP

A person's occupation relates to their main job and is derived from either their job title or details of the activities involved in their job. This is used to assign responses to an occupation code based on the Standard Occupational Classification 2010 (SOC2010).

Tenure

Tenure provides information about whether a household rents or owns the accommodation that it occupies and, if rented, combines this with information about the type of landlord who owns or manages the accommodation.

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Data and Resources

FieldValue
Publisher
Modified Date
2018-01-23
Release Date
2018-01-23
Frequency
Decennial
Identifier
c72f0ded-b897-403e-94e5-965543d753c6
Geographical Coverage Location
England and Wales
Licence
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Granularity
Country level down to Output Areas
Public Access Level
Public
Year: 
Citation: 
Office for National Statistics; National Records of Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency; UK Data Service. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-2011-2