Data Dictionary: Census 1980
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Survey: Census 1980
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T56. Occupancy Status By Plumbing Facilities [3]
Universe: Occupied Year-Round Housing Units
Table Details
T56. Occupancy Status By Plumbing Facilities
Universe: Occupied Year-Round Housing Units
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Summary Tape File 1a [Computer file]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.
 
Occupancy Status
The classification of all housing units as either occupied or vacant.

Occupied
The classification of a housing unit with a person or persons living in it as a usual residence when enumerated or only temporarily absent, for example, on vacation. A household consists of all the persons who occupy a housing unit. Therefore, counts of households and occupied housing units should match; although complete counts may differ slightly from sample data.

Vacant
The classification of a housing unit with no one living in it the time of enumeration, unless its occupants are only temporarily absent. If, at the time of enumeration, the unit is temporarily occupied entirely be persons who have a usual residence elsewhere, it is also classified as vacant.

Historical comparability
Similar data have been collected since 1940.

See also: "Vacancy Status."

Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Summary Tape File 1a [Computer file]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.
 
Plumbing Facilities
Presence of toilet facilities, bathing facilities, and piped water, ascertained for occupied and vacant housing units.

Complete plumbing for exclusive use
Piped hot and cold water, a flush toilet, and a bathtub or shower for exclusive use by household members. All facilities must be in the living quarters, but need not be in the same room. Hot water need not be available continuously. A privy or chemical toilet is not counted as a flush toilet. A bathtub or shower is counted only if it is connected to piped running water.Lacking complete plumbing for exclusive use:

  1. Complete plumbing facilities, but also used by another householdAll facilities preset, but with some or all of the plumbing facilities also regularly used by someone who is not a member of the household. This category also applies if the future occupants of living quarters now vacant would be expected to share the facilities.
  2. Some but not all plumbing facilitiesUnits with one or two but not all three of these: hot and cold piped water, flush toilet, and bathtub or shower.
  3. No plumbing facilities


Historical comparability
Data on plumbing facilities have been collected since 1940. In 1970, there were separate questions on presence of hot and cold running water, a flush toilet, and a bathtub or shower. The questions were combined in 1980. In 1980 complete facilities must not only be in the building, as in 1970, but also inside the housing unit.