nCube : Housing Tenure

nCubes hold all the statistics presented by the Vision of Britain system, and are defined as combinations of variables. For example, the age-sex tables that appear in most census reports are held as two-dimensional nCubes in which one dimension is a variable categorising sex and the other variable defines a set of age groups. nCubes can have many dimensions, such as age by sex by occupation by cause of death, or just one.

Housing Tenure
nCube (N)
Root unit:
Great Britain ( Show data )
Cube Display:
From 1961 the census has gathered data on whether households owned or rented their homes, and if rented who from. Individual censuses provided different details, but here we present a simple classification which is possible for all dates. Note that housing rented from Housing Associations has to be included with private rentals, separately from "council housing".

nCube " Housing Tenure " is contained within:

Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_HOUS Housing

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_HHOLD_TENURE Households with recorded Housing Tenure (owned, rented)

nCube " Housing Tenure " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_HOUS_TENURE_GEN Housing Tenure

Housing Tenure: Data map listing

Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
HOUS_TENURE_GEN:owned 1 Owner-Occupied
HOUS_TENURE_GEN:council 1 Local Authority
HOUS_TENURE_GEN:rented 1 Other Rented