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Number of rooms, dwelling

  • Mnemonic reference


  • Applicability

    All occupied household spaces, UK


This variable provides information on the number of rooms in the dwelling. On the final output database it applies to all dwellings. For an unshared dwelling it repeats the information given in NORHUK for the household. For shared dwellings, it is defined as the sum of the number of rooms (NORHUK) in each of the households in the dwelling. If any of the households in the dwelling is vacant or is a second or holiday home, the number of rooms is not available for that household so the total for the dwelling cannot be derived.


Total number of categories 2

Not applicable (XX) comprises: All household spaces with no residents.

Code Name
01 - 99 1 to 99 rooms singly
XX Not applicable