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Tenure of dwelling

  • Mnemonic reference


  • Applicability

    All partially or fully occupied dwellings.


This variable provides information on the tenure of a dwelling. On the final output database it applies to all dwellings. For an unshared dwelling it repeats the information given in tenure of household (TENHUK). For shared dwellings, where tenure differs for the households in the dwelling the priority order is owned, social rented, private rented, lives rent free.


Total number of categories 11

Not applicable category (X) comprises: All dwellings with no residents.

Code Name
0 Owned: Owned outright
1 Owned: Owned with a mortgage or loan
2 Owned: Shared ownership
3 Social rented: Rented from Council (Local Authority)/Scottish Homes/NIHE
4 Social rented: Other social rented
5 Private rented: Private landlord or letting agency
6 Private rented: Employer of a household member
7 Private rented: Relative or friend of household member
8 Private rented: Other
9 Living rent free
X Not applicable