Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1881 census

Table ID:
PAR_1881_EW     (6566745)
Contents:
Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1881 census
Approx. number of rows:
15,383
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Registration District Number
   Suffix to Registration District Number
   Registration sub-District Number
   Registration County
   Registration District
   Registration sub-District
   Original name of parish-level unit
   Civil Parish
   Parish- or sub-Parish-level Unit
   Ancient County
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. This is a full transcription of the 1881 parish-level table: Table 4. 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
  2. The printed table does not include footnotes.


Notes:

  1. These data were input by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queen's University of Belfast. Additional checking and cleaning work was carried out by Humphrey Southall in May 2002.
  2. The following data values have been changed from those printed in the original reports to achieve greater consistency:
    • The 1871 female population of Chichester Bartholomew CP, in Chichester RD, Sussex, was listed as 16 but was changed to 216 to correspond with the male and total populations, and the total 1871 female population for the district as listed in the 1881 inter-censal change table.
    • The 1871 male population of Sunningwell CP, Abingdon SubD, Abingdon RD, Berkshire, was listed as 175 but was changed to 173 to correspond with the female and total populations, and the total 1871 male population for the district as listed in the 1881 inter-censal change table.
    • The 1871 female population of Weston Favell CP, in St. Giles SubD, Northampton RD, Northants, was listed as 76 but was changed to 276 to correspond with the male and total populations, and the total female population for the sub-district as listed in the sub-district age structure table.
    • The 1881 total population of Lastingham CP, in Lastingham SubD, Pickering RD, North Riding, was listed as 84 but was changed to 184 to fit in with both the male and female figures for the village and the district-level totals in the age structure tables.
  3. The metropolitan counties of Middlesex, Surrey and Kent which were part of the Division of London have had their registration counties amended in the data to be called 'LONDON' for ease of identification.


Checking:

  1. Rows were checked for the internal consistency of the 1871 and 1881 population data; see constraints below. NB the data on area and houses have not been checked.
  2. Total 1881 populations for Registration Districts were checked against the equivalent totals in 'age_reg', and all now match.
  3. Total 1881 populations for Registration sub-Districts were checked against the equivalent totals in 'age_sub', and all now match.
  4. The geographical units have been cross-checked against the GBHGIS administrative unit gazetteer to ensure that all units are correctly identified. The unit names and types have been standardised. Each unit has a unique unit ID assigned to it and this can be used to cross-reference against other data-sets.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
par_1881_ew_pkey Primary key rec_num
par_1881_ew_cnty_idx Unique cnty_name, rec_num
par_1881_ew_dist_idx Unique dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1881_ew_gunit_idx Unique par_unit, rec_num
par_1881_ew_par2_idx Unique sub_dist_unit, civ_par, rec_num
par_1881_ew_subpar_idx Unique subpar_name, par_name, subdist_name, dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1881_subdist_idx Unique subdist_name, dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
par_1881_ew_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index
ck_par_1881_ew_p71 Check (pop_1871 = (ma_1871 + fe_1871))
ck_par_1881_ew_p81 Check (pop_1881 = (ma_1881 + fe_1881))



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
reg_num Integer number. Number of Registration District, as listed in original census report.
reg_sfx Text string (max.len.=8). Suffix to Registration District number as given in the original report.
sub_num Integer number. Number of Registration sub-District, as listed in original census report.
cnty_name Text string (max.len.=54). Name of Registration County unit as it appeared in the original report.
reg_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Name of registration county unit in standardised form.
dist_name Text string (max.len.=104). Name of Registration District unit as it appeared in the original report.
reg_dist Text string (max.len.=104). Name of registration district unit in standardised form.
subdist_name Text string (max.len.=104). Name of Registration sub-District as it appeared in the original report.
sub_dist Text string (max.len.=104). Name of sub registration district unit in standardised form.
par_name Text string (max.len.=304). Name of parish or similar unit as given in original table.
civ_par Text string (max.len.=204). Name of parish level unit in standardised form
subpar_name Text string (max.len.=204). Name of sub-parish unit as given in the original table.
sub_par Text string (max.len.=204). Standardised name of unit below parish level.
subpar_type Text string (max.len.=14). Code added to indicate type where not a parish .
nation_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for nation unit. Derived from the Registration County.
reg_cnty_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for county unit.
reg_dist_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for registration district unit.
sub_dist_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for sub registration district unit.
par_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for parish level unit.
sub_par_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for unit below parish level.
g_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for smallest administrative spatial unit.
part_of Text string (max.len.=6). Set to "P" to indicate the parish is split.
anc_cnty Text string (max.len.=29). Where the parish is split between two Registration Counties, the name of the County to which the section belongs. Where the parish is not split the name of the Anceint County within which the parish is contained where it is different from the Registration County within which the Registration District is contained.
water Text string (max.len.=6). 'The Areas marked thus (w) either include water or relate to parishes to which portion of the Tidal Water or Foreshore of contiguous rivers or creeks has been allotted, though not included within the boundaries thereof by the Ordnance Survey Department'. These have been separated out into a separate column
inst Text string (max.len.=6). Codes indicating whether a workhouse or a workhouse school was present. '(W) or (W.S.) denotes that a Workhouse or Workhouse School belonging to the District is situated within the limits of the Parish, (w) or (w.s.) that one of these institutions not belonging to the District is situated therein'.
area Floating point number. Area of parish-level unit. Note that in some cases the acreages of units crossing Registration County boundaries are split, and in other cases joined. Further, acreages are not always given in the printed table, and hence this transcription, for sub-parish units.
inh_1871 Integer number. Number of inhabited houses in 1871
unh_1871 Integer number. Number of uninhabited houses in 1871
bih_1871 Integer number. Number of houses under construction in 1871.
inh_1881 Integer number. Number of inhabited houses in 1881
unh_1881 Integer number. Number of uninhabited houses in 1881
bih_1881 Integer number. Number of houses under construction in 1881.
pop_1871 Integer number. Total population in 1871
pop_1881 Integer number. Total population in 1881
ma_1871 Integer number. Total number of males in 1871
ma_1881 Integer number. Total number of males in 1881
fe_1871 Integer number. Total number of females in 1871
fe_1881 Integer number. Total number of females in 1881
notes Text string (max.len.=4004). Notes given in the printed table or added to assist users.
end_marker Text string (max.len.=8). [No description available]
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in original order in the table.