Official Statistics

Estimating the number of rooms in the 2021 Census: An alternative approach using Valuation Office Agency data

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) data included in these analyses are NOT official statistics on the number of rooms, bedrooms or occupancy ratings for rooms and bedrooms in England and Wales. Rather they are published to allow users to compare the VOA data with the 2011 Census as an alternative approach to collecting information on the number of rooms via the census. It is important the information and research presented are read alongside the analysis to aid interpretation and avoid misunderstanding. These analyses must not be reproduced without this disclaimer and warning note.