Parish-level Census Statistics for England and Wales

The largest single set of tables in each census report contains data for the individual parishes. In most cases, the information is limited to the number of men and women, and the number of houses, although the pre-1851 reports included limited occupational information, especially in 1831. These tables are important as a record of the administrative hierarchy, and source of unit names, as well as for the statistics they contain. The tables for 1871 and earlier include many sub-parish units, such as townships and chapelries, and some areas lacking clear legal status. We are constructing a comprehensive collection of datasets containing these tables. This section of the database includes tables for 1851 and earlier which cover the whole of Great Britain.


Tables within section:

TableTypeContents
par_1801_gb Raw Data Parish level statistics for Great Britain taken from the 1801 census
par_1831_ew Raw Data Parish-level data from the 1831 census, including occupations
par_1831_ew_gla Raw Data Parish level statistics and polygons for England and Wales taken from the 1831 census for the London area.
par_1831_ew_poly1831_gla Raw Data Parish level statistics and polygons for England and Wales taken from the 1831 census for the London area.
par_1831_ew_polygons Raw Data Parish level statistics and polygons for England and Wales taken from the 1831 census.
par_1851 Raw Data Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1851 census.
par_1851_ew_gla Raw Data Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1851 census for the London area.
par_1851_ew_poly1831_gla Raw Data Parish level statistics and polygons for England and Wales taken from the 1851 census for the London area.
par_1881_ew Raw Data Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1881 census
par_1891_ew Raw Data Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1891 census
par_1901_ew Raw Data Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1901 census
par_1911_ew Raw Data Parish-level statistics for England and Wales from the 1911 census
par_1921_ew Raw Data Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1921 census
par_1931_ew Raw Data Parish-level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1931 census
par_1951_ew Raw Data Parish-level statistics for England and Wales from the 1951 census
par_1961_ew Raw Data Parish-level statistics for England and Wales from the 1961 census
par_1971_ew Raw Data Parish and ward level statistics for England and Wales from the 1971 census
par_1971_gb Raw Data A preliminary 1971 parish level table from HDS