Parish-level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1931 census

Table ID:
PAR_1931_EW     (6566832)
Contents:
Parish-level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1931 census
Approx. number of rows:
17,427
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Paula Aucott
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Administrative County
   Local Government District
   Local Government District Type
   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 1931 parish level table - Table 3 - Acreage, population, private families and dwellings - Administrative County, County Boroughs, Municipal Boroughs, Urban Districts, Rural Districts, Wards and Civil Parishes. .
  2. This table contains a full transcription of the source table.
  3. The printed table does not include footnotes.
  4. Census data for each county is published in a separate volume.


Notes:

  1. These data were input by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queen's University of Belfast.
  2. This table was originally called par_1931 and was a combination of the English and Welsh data. This was amended in May 2015 and is now called par_1931_ew to reflect more accurately the area covered by the content.
  3. As yet these data do not contain ward ID numbers because they have not been inserted into the AUO


Checking:

  1. This dataset has been verified in a number of ways. All numeric fields, with the exception of pop_den and den_occ have been checked by summing the OCR'd data and comparing the sums with sums provided in the original report. pop_den could not be checked in this way and hence a cross check was developed by dividing pop_1921 by area. A similar approach was adopted for den_occ this time dividing pop_1921 by ro_occ. In both instances results from these cross checks were compared to the scanned values.
  2. This dataset was also re-checked in Oracle for any remaining internal errors. The total popluation was compared against the sum of males and females within the table to eliminate remaining errors
  3. The housing density was compared against the total population divided by the number of rooms. The parish of Winterbourne Earls in Amesbury RD, Wiltshire was an unresolvable error. This error check also highlighted the ward of Farrington Without in the City of London CC, London, but this is because the row labelled ' Land common to inner and Middle Temples' includes combined totals for the other two parishes in the ward.
  4. The population density was compared against the total population divided by the given area leaving only Badsworth parish in Hemsworth RD, Yorkshire West Riding as an unresolvable error.
  5. The names and unit types and the total population figures were compared against the age_lgd table to eliminate typing errors. N.B. Nottingham Shire Hall parish in Nottingham Shire Hall RD in Nottinghamshire has been added to the parish table by computing the total figures.
  6. The table was then compared to figues given in the housing density table for 1931 to locate further errors. The number of private families, the number of persons in private families and the number of rooms were all verified.
  7. 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_1931_ew_pkey Primary key rec_num
par_1931_ew_dist_idx Unique lg_dist, lg_type, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1931_ew_gunit_idx Unique g_unit, rec_num
par_1931_ew_par_idx Unique par_name, lg_dist, lg_type, cnty_name, rec_num
par_1931_ew_ward_idx Unique ward_name, par_name, lg_dist, lg_type, cnty_name, rec_num


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
par_1931_ew_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
cnty_name Text string (max.len.=54). Name of Administrative County unit as it appeared in the original report.
adm_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Standardised name of Adminsitrative county.
dist_name Text string (max.len.=104). Name of Local Government District unit as it appeared in the original report.
lg_dist Text string (max.len.=104). Standardised name of local government district.
lg_type Text string (max.len.=8). Type of Local Government 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.=304). Standardised name of parish level unit.
ward_name Text string (max.len.=204). Name of Ward as given in original table.
lg_ward Text string (max.len.=204). Standarised name of local government ward.
nation_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for nation unit. Derived from the Administrative County.
adm_cnty_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for administrative county unit.
lg_dist_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for local government district unit.
par_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for parish level unit.
ward_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for local government ward unit.
g_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for smallest administrative spatial unit.
part_of Text string (max.len.=5). Set to "p" to indicate the parish is split, normally between one or more Wards.
area Integer number. Area of parish-level unit.
pop_1921 Integer number. The population in 1921
pop_1931 Integer number. The population in 1931
ma_1931 Integer number. Total number of males in 1931
fe_1931 Integer number. Total number of females in 1931
pop_den Floating point number. The population density in persons per acre in 1931.
tot_pfam Integer number. The number of private families in 1931
pop_pfam Integer number. Population in private families in 1931
dwelling Integer number. The number of structurally separate dwellings occupied in 1931.
rooms Integer number. Rooms occupied in 1931.
den_occ Floating point number. Persons per room in 1931.
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 table.