Overcrowding and under-occupancy by household characteristics, England and Wales: Census 2021

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Release date: 25 August 2023 9:30am


Variations in occupancy rating for bedrooms by household tenure, accommodation type, household family composition, and household level information on the age, ethnic group, religion, employment status, country of birth and sexual orientation of household members. Usual resident households, England and Wales, Census 2021.



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About the data

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This release includes data from Census 2021.

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