To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of households in Scotland and Wales in sparsely populated areas on the same definition as that already used for England; and if he willestimate the proportion in each case of households that (a) are second homes and (b) that have access to a car.
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated
As National Statistician and Registrar General for England and Wales I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking for an estimate of the number of households in Scotland and Wales in sparsely populated areas on the same definition as that already undertaken for England; and an estimate of the proportion in each case of households that a) are second homes and b) that have access to a car. (66546)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is not responsible for the collection of data for Scotland. All enquiries for Scottish 2001 Census data should be directed to the General Register Office for Scotland.
Table A below shows the number household spaces within Wales that were recorded as either a second home or a holiday residence on Census day (
Table B below shows the number of households within Wales that had access to a car on Census day (
|All household spaces|
|With no residents|
|Area||With residents||Vacant||Second residence/holiday accommodation|
|Town and Fringe—Sparse||43,686||2,475||2,942|
|Hamlet and Isolated Dwelling—Sparse||48,871||2,512||2,976|
|Urban >10,000—Less Sparse||754,490||30,399||1,878|
|Town and Fringe—Less Sparse||155,231||6,647||940|
|Hamlet and Isolated Dwelling—Less Sparse||36,567||1,665||755|
Table KS16 in the Census 2001 Key Statistics for the rural and urban area classification 2004
|Number of households (number of cars or vans)|
|Area||All households||None||One or more|
|Town and Fringe—Sparse||43,686||12,311||31,375|
|Hamlet and Isolated Dwelling—Sparse||48,871||4,287||44,584|
|Urban >10,000—Less Sparse||754,490||221,915||532,575|
|Town and Fringe—Less Sparse||155,231||40,663||114,568|
|Hamlet and Isolated Dwelling—Less Sparse||36,567||3,964||32,603|
Table KS17 in the Census 2001 Key Statistics for the rural and urban area classification 2004