H8. Are all the rooms in this accommodation, including the kitchen, bathroom and toilet, behind a door that only this household can use?

Why we ask this question

Your answer helps your community by allowing your local community to focus on deprived areas and improve housing conditions. They use this information to count places where people live and understand how many households are sharing facilities.

The census first asked this question in 1971.

A household is either:

  • one person living alone, or
  • a group of people (who don't have to be related) living at the same address who share cooking facilities and share a living room or sitting room or dining area

Select “No” if you have to:

  • share any rooms with another household, for example a communal kitchen, or
  • cross a space used by another household, for example crossing a landing to use your bathroom

Select "Yes" if only people in this household use all the rooms. For example, your flat has a front door and all the rooms you use are behind that front door.

Don't worry about separate buildings, such as sheds or garages. We only need to know about the main accommodation.

If you're not sure, answer as best you can.