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 34384110 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 38 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered January 1st, 1913 to
December 31st, 1913
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 10153669 Belford RD
Meaning (DDS cell reference) BIRTH_SEX_LEGIT:legit/male Cell within nCube N_BIRTH_SEX_LEGIT: Births by legitimacy and sex
1 Legitimacy Legitimate
2 Sex Male
Universe: All Births
Source RG_AR Registrar General, Annual Report (HM Stationery Office) ,
Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by mort_lgd_ew 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 38, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th October 2019