Parish-level statistics for England and Wales from the 1961 census

Table ID:
PAR_1961_EW     (6566864)
Contents:
Parish-level statistics for England and Wales from the 1961 census
Approx. number of rows:
16,342
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
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. This table holds a full transcription of the 1961 parish level table - Table 3 - Acreage, population, private households and dwellings - Administrative County, County Boroughs, Municipal Boroughs, Urban Districts, Rural Districts, Wards and Civil Parishes.
  2. These data were input by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queen's University of Belfast.
  3. As yet these data do not contain ward ID numbers because they have not been inserted into the AUO


Notes:

  1. This table does not provide data on all parishes in England and Wales, as for urban areas it lists wards rather than parishes. In most cases, the parish had the same name as the local government district, so we have simply copied the local government district name. In a few cases, we have manually added the name of the only parish covering the local government district into the civ_par column, and in a few others the wards have the same set of names as the parishes comprising the LGD, and we have copied the ward names into the civ_par column. In both these situations, the par_name column will be blank. NB in many other cases the par_name column holds a copy of the LGD name that we have inserted there, and similarly ought to be blank, but this has not yet been done.


Checking:

  1. This dataset has been verified in a number of ways. All numeric fields, with the exception of pop_1951, h_hold and dwelling have been checked by summing the OCR'd data and comparing the sums with sums provided in the original report. Remaining numeric fields were verified using cross checks within the database.
  2. Administrative unit fields were verified using cross referencing checks within the database against the AUO for the county and district names and their status types were cross referenced against those in the age_lgd table for 1961. The ward names were used to match to the 1971 Ward Edina GIS file highlighting some transcrption errors in the 1961 table which have been corrected.
  3. One English urban unit, Longridge UD in Lancashire, consists of a single entry not divided into wards in the original table, suggesting a single parish. However, the AUO indiciates it should have two parishes within it, therefore the parish unit IDs cannot be added.
  4. Two Welsh urban units have no parish information assigned. Haverfordwest MB in Pembrokeshire, consists of a single entry not divided into wards in the original table, suggesting a single parish. However, the AUO indiciates it should have six parishes within it, therefore the parish unit IDs cannot be added. Caerphilly UD in Glamorgan has 9 wards which in 1951 were split between two parishes, however the 1961 table has a slightly different list of ward names with different areas from the 1951 wards, thereofre the parish IDs have not been added.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
par_1961_ew_pkey Primary key rec_num


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
par_1961_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.=64). 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.=204). Standardised name of parish level unit.
ward_name Text string (max.len.=204). Name of Ward as given in original table.
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 Floating point number. Area of parish-level unit.
pop_1951 Integer number. The population in 1951
pop_1961 Integer number. The population in 1961
ma_1961 Integer number. Total number of males in 1961
fe_1961 Integer number. Total number of females in 1961
pop_den Floating point number. The population density in persons per acre in 1961.
h_hold Integer number. The number of private families in 1961
pop_hou Integer number. Population in private families in 1961.
dwelling Integer number. The number of structurally separate dwellings occupied in 1961.
ro_occ Integer number. Rooms occupied in 1961.
den_occ Floating point number. Persons per room in 1961.
den_2up Floating point number. Percentage of persons living at more than 1 1/2 per room.
notes Text string (max.len.=4004). Comments.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.