Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1901 census

Table ID:
PAR_1901_EW     (6566772)
Contents:
Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1901 census
Approx. number of rows:
15,263
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
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. A full transcription of the 1901 parish level table - Table 12 - Acreage, population, private households and dwellings - Registration County, Districts and Sub-Districts, with their constituent Civil Parishes.


Notes:

  1. These data were input by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queen's University of Belfast. Extensive additional data cleaning work was undertaken by Humphrey Southall in November 2003.
  2. NB the meaning of one of the types of housing, 'Uninhabited: Not in Occupation', is very unclear, but this is the term used in the original report.


Checking:

  1. CDDA described their error checking as follows: 'All numeric fields have been checked by summing the OCR'd data and comparing the sums with sums provided in the original report. Cross check sums were used on Population Statistics only'.
  2. In 2003, the total populations for 1891 and 1901 were re-checked against the totals for males and females in each year. All inconsistencies have been eliminated.
  3. In 2003, the total 1901 population for each Registration District was compared with the total given in the 1901 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.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
par_1901_ew_pkey Primary key rec_num
par_1901_ew_dist_idx Unique dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1901_ew_par_idx Unique par_name, subdist_name, dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1901_ew_subpar_idx Unique subpar_name, par_name, subdist_name, dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1901_subdist_idx Unique subdist_name, dist_name, cnty_name, rec_num


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
par_1901_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 number.
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). Standardised name of registration county.
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). Standardised name of registration district.
subdist_name Text string (max.len.=104). Name of Registration sub-district unit as it appeared in the original report.
sub_dist Text string (max.len.=104). Standardised name of registration sub district.
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). Standardised name of parish level unit.
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 .
admunit_name Text string (max.len.=34). Administrative County or County Borough (These are usually abbreviations and originally appeared in brackets following the parish name).
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, normally between two or more Wards.
inst Text string (max.len.=14). 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_linl Integer number. Area in Statute Acres: Land and Inland Water.
area_inl Integer number. Area in Statute Acres: Inland Water only.
inh_1891 Integer number. Houses: Inhabited 1891.
inh_1901 Integer number. Houses: Inhabited 1901.
unh_occ Integer number. Houses: Uninhabited: In Occupation 1901.
unh_unocc Integer number. Houses: Uninhabited: Not in Occupation 1901.
bih_1901 Integer number. Houses: Building 1901.
fam_1901 Integer number. Families or Separate Occupiers 1901.
pop_1891 Integer number. Total population in 1891
pop_1901 Integer number. Total population in 1901
ma_1891 Integer number. Total number of males in 1891
ma_1901 Integer number. Total number of males in 1901
fe_1891 Integer number. Total number of females in 1891
fe_1901 Integer number. Total number of females in 1901
notes Text string (max.len.=4004). Comments.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in original order in the table.