Households and housing - dwellings
- In 1991, the Census recorded 110,404 dwellings (including non-permanent accommodation) in Shropshire. In 2001 the number of dwellings in the county totalled 122,326.
- The number of households in the county of Shropshire has grown from 104,468 in 1991 to 117,301 in 2001. This is an increase of 12% or 12,833 additional households.
- In 1991 the average household size in Shropshire was 2.51. By 2001 the average household size in Shropshire had fallen to 2.34 compared to 2.36 in England.
- According to the 2001 census, nearly three quarters (73%) of households in Shropshire are ‘owner occupied’, compared with 71% in 1991. This percentage is higher than both the national and regional figures for owner occupation.
- The number of vacant dwellings within the county has decreased by 22% over the last decade, with the greatest percentage decrease experienced in Bridgnorth (37%).
Please select the attachment on this page, entitled '1991 and 2001 census in Shropshire households and dwellings' to view a table containing 1991 and 2001 census information on household characteristics, dwelling types and tenure.
For further analysis of household and dwelling information, a theme report is available for downloading. Please follow the link entitled 'Census - 2001 - household change and dwellings theme report' to find out more about this report.