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Dwellings per Hectare

Number of dwellings per hectare.

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Ratio
Reference Period
  1. 2003
  2. 2004
  3. 2005
  4. 2006
  5. 2007
  6. 2008
  7. 2009
  8. 2010
  9. 2011
  10. 2012
  11. 2013
  12. 2014
  13. 2015
  14. 2016
  15. 2017
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
  3. Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies
  4. Health Board Areas
  5. Electoral Wards
  6. Community Health Partnerships
  7. 2001 Intermediate Zones
  8. 2011 Intermediate Zones
  9. 2001 Data Zones
  10. 2011 Data Zones
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
National Records of Scotland
Creator
National Records of Scotland
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License
Issued
29/07/2014
Modified
24/07/2018
Next update due
June 2019
Description

This dataset contains information on the number of dwellings per hectare in each Data Zone, and higher geographies such as Council Areas.

A 'dwelling' refers to accommodation such as a house or a flat, and includes second homes that are not let out commercially. Caravans count as dwellings if they are someone’s main home. Data on number of dwellings is obtained from the Assessors’ Portal in December each year, or the following January. The Assessors are, amongst other things, responsible for valuing each dwelling in Scotland for the purposes of assigning it to a Council Tax Band.

Dwellings per hectare is calculated by dividing the total number of dwellings by the area in hectares. The areas in hectares of 2001 and 2011 Data Zones are produced by National Records of Scotland (NRS). The areas of higher geographies, such as Council Areas, are based on aggregating Data Zone data on a 'best fit' basis. This means that results for higher geographies such as Council Areas are estimates. Best-fit simply means that when Data Zones are aggregated and assigned to a higher geography, they do not fit exactly into the boundary of the higher geography; instead they form an approximation to the shape of the boundary of the higher geography. For the years 2003 to 2013, the areas of higher geographies have been calculated by aggregating 2001 Data Zones areas. For 2014 onwards, the areas of higher geographies have been aggregated from 2011 Data Zone areas. This means that the areas of higher geographies used to calculate dwellings per hectare are different before and after 2014, and therefore the estimates of dwellings per hectare before and after 2014 are not directly comparable.

Summary statistics for National Parks, Strategic Development Plan areas, urban-rural classifications and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation deciles are published annually in 'Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland', which is available on the National Records of Scotland (NRS) website.

Details
Confidentiality Policy
Not supplied
Quality Management

Postcode level information is extracted from the Assessors' Portal. Postcodes are used to assign data to Data Zones. The data is cleaned to ensure that all records are located in a Data Zone within the Council area assigned by the Assessor. Records using out of date postcodes are also investigated to check that they are still placed in the correct Data Zone. Differences in total number of dwellings in a Data Zone outwith a threshold are investigated to determine if there is a reasonable explanation for the increase or reduction. Frequencies for variables (e.g. type of dwelling) are compared with earlier years' data to identify any potential issues. The results of postcode cleaning and quality assurance work are fed back to the Assessors' Portal each year.

Accuracy and Reliability

Data on the number of dwellings is obtained from the Assessors’ Portal. It is possible that not all information held on the Assessors’ Portal is up-to-date. Assessors are only able to reflect physical changes and alterations to dwellings once they have been sold and a reconsideration of the banding has taken place. Furthermore, it may take time for changes as a result of new building or demolition to be recorded. When using Data Zone level information on dwellings and households, changes over time can occur not only as a result of new building activity and demolition but also because of changes related to the postcodes of dwellings. Postcode changes can occur due to improvements made to administrative systems or NRS data cleaning, re-locating postcodes which were previously allocated to an incorrect Data Zones. Differences can also occur due to postcodes being allocated to a different Data Zone because the distribution of their population has changed. These differences are likely to be minimal and have only a small effect on change over time except when looking at small numbers of Data Zones.

Coherence and Comparability

The statistics are designed to be consistent, and incorporate comparable historical data where appropriate. For the years 2003 to 2013, the areas of higher geographies have been calculated by aggregating 2001 Data Zones areas. For 2014 onwards, the areas of higher geographies have been aggregated from 2011 Data Zone areas. This means that the areas of higher geographies used to calculate dwellings per hectare are different before and after 2014, and therefore the estimates of dwellings per hectare before and after 2014 are not directly comparable.

Accessibility and Clarity

It is the policy of NRS to make its website and products accessible according to published guidelines. More information is available in the Accessibility section of the NRS website.

Relevance

The statistics are mainly used for informing Councils’ decisions about housing need and service provision.

Timeliness and Punctuality

Data for each year is downloaded from the Assessors’ Portal in late December of that year or early January of the following year, e.g. 2013 data was downloaded on 7 January 2014. It is published in the following summer.

Revisions

A small revision was made to the figures for two Data Zones in Falkirk Council area in 2012, for the years 2005 to 2009. This is to move around 20 dwellings to the correct Data Zone. The figures for the Council area and for Scotland as a whole are unaffected by this change. Revisions and corrections to previously published estimates are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the Scottish Government website.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/dwellings-hectare
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/dwellings-hectare

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/dwellings-hectare

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/dwellings-hectare/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 156,892 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 5
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 156,883
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/dwellings-hectare/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
It is the policy of NRS to make its website and products accessible according to published guidelines. More information is available in the Accessibility section of the NRS website. xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
Data on the number of dwellings is obtained from the Assessors’ Portal. It is possible that not all information held on the Assessors’ Portal is up-to-date. Assessors are only able to reflect physical changes and alterations to dwellings once they have been sold and a reconsideration of the banding has taken place. Furthermore, it may take time for changes as a result of new building or demolition to be recorded. When using Data Zone level information on dwellings and households, changes over time can occur not only as a result of new building activity and demolition but also because of changes related to the postcodes of dwellings. Postcode changes can occur due to improvements made to administrative systems or NRS data cleaning, re-locating postcodes which were previously allocated to an incorrect Data Zones. Differences can also occur due to postcodes being allocated to a different Data Zone because the distribution of their population has changed. These differences are likely to be minimal and have only a small effect on change over time except when looking at small numbers of Data Zones. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Number of dwellings per hectare. xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
The statistics are designed to be consistent, and incorporate comparable historical data where appropriate. For the years 2003 to 2013, the areas of higher geographies have been calculated by aggregating 2001 Data Zones areas. For 2014 onwards, the areas of higher geographies have been aggregated from 2011 Data Zone areas. This means that the areas of higher geographies used to calculate dwellings per hectare are different before and after 2014, and therefore the estimates of dwellings per hectare before and after 2014 are not directly comparable. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/national-records-of-scotland
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
July 29, 2014 00:00 xsd:dateTime
February 10, 2017 14:01 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
July 24, 2018 15:30 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
This dataset contains information on the number of dwellings per hectare in each Data Zone, and higher geographies such as Council Areas. A 'dwelling' refers to accommodation such as a house or a flat, and includes second homes that are not let out commercially. Caravans count as dwellings if they are someone’s main home. Data on number of dwellings is obtained from the Assessors’ Portal in December each year, or the following January. The Assessors are, amongst other things, responsible for valuing each dwelling in Scotland for the purposes of assigning it to a Council Tax Band. Dwellings per hectare is calculated by dividing the total number of dwellings by the area in hectares. The areas in hectares of 2001 and 2011 Data Zones are produced by National Records of Scotland (NRS). The areas of higher geographies, such as Council Areas, are based on aggregating Data Zone data on a 'best fit' basis. This means that results for higher geographies such as Council Areas are estimates. Best-fit simply means that when Data Zones are aggregated and assigned to a higher geography, they do not fit exactly into the boundary of the higher geography; instead they form an approximation to the shape of the boundary of the higher geography. For the years 2003 to 2013, the areas of higher geographies have been calculated by aggregating 2001 Data Zones areas. For 2014 onwards, the areas of higher geographies have been aggregated from 2011 Data Zone areas. This means that the areas of higher geographies used to calculate dwellings per hectare are different before and after 2014, and therefore the estimates of dwellings per hectare before and after 2014 are not directly comparable. Summary statistics for National Parks, Strategic Development Plan areas, urban-rural classifications and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation deciles are published annually in 'Estimates of Households and Dwellings in Scotland', which is available on the [National Records of Scotland (NRS) website](http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/housholds/household-estimates). xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/dwellings-hectare
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
June 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Housing http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/housing
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/national-records-of-scotland
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Dwellings per Hectare xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/2/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/national-records-of-scotland
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
Postcode level information is extracted from the Assessors' Portal. Postcodes are used to assign data to Data Zones. The data is cleaned to ensure that all records are located in a Data Zone within the Council area assigned by the Assessor. Records using out of date postcodes are also investigated to check that they are still placed in the correct Data Zone. Differences in total number of dwellings in a Data Zone outwith a threshold are investigated to determine if there is a reasonable explanation for the increase or reduction. Frequencies for variables (e.g. type of dwelling) are compared with earlier years' data to identify any potential issues. The results of postcode cleaning and quality assurance work are fed back to the Assessors' Portal each year. xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
The statistics are mainly used for informing Councils’ decisions about housing need and service provision. xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
A small revision was made to the figures for two Data Zones in Falkirk Council area in 2012, for the years 2005 to 2009. This is to move around 20 dwellings to the correct Data Zone. The figures for the Council area and for Scotland as a whole are unaffected by this change. Revisions and corrections to previously published estimates are dealt with in accordance with the Scottish Government Statistician Group corporate policy statement on revisions and corrections - a copy of which is available on the Scottish Government website. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Housing http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/housing
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/national-records-of-scotland
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
Data for each year is downloaded from the Assessors’ Portal in late December of that year or early January of the following year, e.g. 2013 data was downloaded on 7 January 2014. It is published in the following summer. xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Dwellings per Hectare xsd:string
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Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
dataset http://rdfs.org/ns/void#Dataset
Dataset http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#Dataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/dwellings-hectare
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/dwellings-hectare http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/dwellings-hectare
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Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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