1951 Census of Scotland, County Report (Sample Report Title: Census 1951: Scotland: City and County Parts: City of Edinburgh), Table 21 : " Houses: Population by number enumerated per room for Counties, Districts of Counties, Cities, Wards of Cities, Burghs, Districts of Counties, Landwards of Counties".

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Population in Private Houses
Persons living (per Room)
Not more than 2
More than 4
Edinburgh Burgh Total   440,986 Show data context 392,695 Show data context 38,868 Show data context 6,915 Show data context 2,508 Show data context

No data for lower-level units are available.


1 The original table also restates these counts as percentages of the total.


The following notes to the table appeared in the original report.

1 Note:- "2-3" means "More than 2 but not more than 3" and "3-4" means "More than 3 but not more than 4".

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