Census 2021: Housing data available in Community Insight

The small area housing census data is now live in Community Insight. You can start using and analysing this data for all your stock group areas. 

For guidance on using Census 2021 data in Community Insight please see “How to explore Census 2021 data in Community Insight”.

Summary of published data 

Download the full list of indicators now available in Community Insight.

We have added 71 indicators to Community Insight. This release includes small area data from the housing topic summary. Indicators for the following datasets can now be seen live in Community Insight: 

  • Accommodation Type (9 indicators) 
  • Car ownership (4 indicators) 
  • Central heating (1 indicator) 
  • Heating type (11 indicators) 
  • Number of Bedrooms (4 indicators) 
  • Number of Rooms (10 indicators) 
  • Occupancy rating of bedrooms (6 indicators) 
  • Occupancy rating of rooms (6 indicators) 
  • Second address type (8 indicators) 
  • Second addresses (2 indicators) 
  • Tenure (10 indicators) 

ONS also published datasets on Communal establishment resident by age and Communal establishment resident by management type. These are currently not available in Community Insight as the data has not been published at Output Area. 


We have updated 34 of the indicators in the Community Insight report (see Housing: pages 24, 25 and 29 and Access and transport: Car ownership: page 56). You will need to update your reports in order to see Census 2021 data here.