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This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify communal establishment residents in national parks in England and Wales by the type of communal establishment they live in. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.

National Park data are created by plotting unique properties as identified by their Unique Property Reference Number or postcodes into National Park boundaries current at December 2022. This differs from the OA best fit methodology used for other geographic level data.

Protecting personal data

Sometimes we need to make changes to data if it is possible to identify individuals. This is known as statistical disclosure control. In Census 2021, we:

  • Swapped records (targeted record swapping), for example, if a household was likely to be identified in datasets because it has unusual characteristics, we swapped the record with a similar one from a nearby small area. Very unusual households could be swapped with one in a nearby local authority.
  • Added small changes to some counts (cell key perturbation), for example, we might change a count of four to a three or a five. This might make small differences between tables depending on how the data are broken down when we applied perturbation.

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Communal establishment management and type (16 categories)

Description: A managed communal establishment is a place that provides managed full-time or part-time supervision of residential accommodation. Examples include: * university halls of residence and boarding schools * care homes, hospitals, hospices and maternity units * hotels, guest houses, hostels and bed and breakfasts, all with residential accommodation for seven or more guests * prisons and other secure facilities * Single Living Accommodation (SLA) in military bases * staff accommodation * religious establishments

It does not include sheltered accommodation, serviced apartments, nurses' accommodation, and houses rented to students by private landlords. These are households.

Quality information: We have made changes to housing definitions since the 2011 Census. Take care if you compare Census 2021 results for this topic with those from the 2011 Census.

Comparability with 2011: Broadly comparable. We have removed the category "Medical and care establishment: Registered Social Landlord/Housing Association: Sheltered housing only" from this variable. This is because it is now counted as a household instead of a communal establishment.


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