Documentation for individual data value

Behind the Vision of Britain web site is a true data library, a collection of individual statistics each with its own metadata to tell users what it means. These metadata also control how the system visualises statistical data through graphs and maps. This is what we know about the particular data value you selected:

Attribute Value Meaning
Identifier 1978312 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 16,057 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered 1991 We store dates within a date object, which can hold anything from a simple year value, for a census, to a period defined by two calendar dates.
Administrative area covered 10188970 Luton UA
Meaning (DDS cell reference) IND_SECTOR_GEN:consumer Cell within nCube N_IND_SECTOR_GEN: Simplified Industrial Structure
DimensionVariableCategory
1 Industry Sector Consumer Services
Universe: All Workers reporting an occupation
Source CEN Census of Population
Status D Derived. This usually indicates that the value was generated from raw data using the mappings defined in the DDS. They are sometimes suppressed from table listings.
Precision E Exact
Created by add_derived_1 This is the name of our script which inserted this data value into the main data table. For non-derived values, this is usually done by copying data values across from our more conventional GBHDB database, and the scripts are usually named after the table in GBHDB they copy data from.

This table lists, in its "value" column, a single row from our data table. The values are mostly identifiers and codes which are given meaning by our main sub-systems, and the "meaning" column reaches into these to tell you more.


How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Vision of Britain | Context for data value | The meaning of 16,057, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/datavalue/1978312

Date accessed: 19th November 2017