Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1891 census

Table ID:
PAR_1891_EW     (6566754)
Contents:
Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1891 census
Approx. number of rows:
15,113
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Administrative County
   Civil Parish
   Original name of parish-level unit
   Parish- or sub-Parish-level Unit
   Registration County
   Registration District
   Registration District Number
   Suffix to Registration District Number
   Registration sub-District
   Registration sub-District Number
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. Holds a full transcription of the parish-level table Table 2. - Area, Houses and Population of Registration Districts and Sub-Districts and of their consituent Civil Parished from the 1891 census.
  2. This table contains a full transcription of the source table.
  3. The printed table does not include footnotes.
  4. The structure of this table largely follows that of the printed table with the exception of locational alpha data which has been reorganised.


Notes:

  1. These data were input by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queen's University of Belfast. Extensive additional checking and correcting was undertaken by Humphrey Southall in November 2003.


Checking:

  1. CDDA described their error checking as follows: 'ALL numeric data were checked by summing and comparing the sums with summary registration county data contained in the original table'.
  2. In 2003, the total populations for 1881 and 1891 were re-checked against the totals for males and females in each year. All inconsistencies have been eliminated.
  3. In 2003, the total 1891 population for each Registration District was compared with the total given in the 1891 Registration District age structure table. All such populations now match, so there are no missing or duplicated rows.
  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. The following sub-districts were specially matched because although they are listed in the 1891 Census, they were not listed as officially created until 1892;
    • Stokenchurch SubD, Marlow SubD, and Wycombe SubD all in Wycombe RegD, Buckinghamshire
    • Bebington SubD in Wirral RegD Cheshire
    • Mildenhall SubD in Mildenhall RegD, Suffolk
    • Worcester SubD in Worcester RegD, Worcestershire


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
par_1891_ew_pkey Primary key rec_num
par_1891_ew_cnty_idx Unique cnty_name, rec_num
par_1891_ew_dist_idx Unique dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1891_ew_gunit_idx Unique par_unit, rec_num
par_1891_ew_par2_idx Unique sub_dist_unit, civ_par, rec_num
par_1891_ew_subpar_idx Unique subpar_name, par_name, subdist_name, dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1891_subdist_idx Unique subdist_name, dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
par_1891_ew_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



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 .
adm_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Name of Administrative County containing the unit, where this is different from the Registration County.
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.=12). Set to "P" to indicate the parish is split.
inst Text string (max.len.=20). 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 Integer number. Area of the unit, in acres. Note that in some cases the acreages of units crossing Registration County boundaries are split, in other cases joined. Further, acreages are not always given in the printed table, and hence this transcription, for sub-parish units.
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.
inh_1891 Integer number. Number of inhabited houses in 1891
unh_1891 Integer number. Number of uninhabited houses in 1891
bih_1891 Integer number. Number of houses under construction in 1891.
pop_1881 Integer number. Total population in 1881
pop_1891 Integer number. Total population in 1891
ma_1881 Integer number. Total number of males in 1881
ma_1891 Integer number. Total number of males in 1891
fe_1881 Integer number. Total number of females in 1881
fe_1891 Integer number. Total number of females in 1891
notes Text string (max.len.=4004). Notes given in the printed table or added to assist users.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in original order in the table.