Population statistics from the 1939 National Register

Table ID:
POP_LGD_1939_EW     (6566980)
Contents:
Population statistics from the 1939 National Register
Approx. number of rows:
1,472
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Local Government District
   Local Government District Type
   Administrative County
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. The data were transcribed from table 1, 'Population and Acreage in the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man', pp.1-37 in National Register: United Kingdom and Isle of Man: Statistics of Population on 29th September, 1939 By Sex, Age and Marital Condition: Report and Tables (London: HMSO, 1944). This is a complete transcription of the data for England and Wales, with the exception of columns giving numbers and percentage increase 1931 to 1939, which can easily be computed. Data for Scotland, N. Ireland and the Isle of Man have not been input.


Notes:

  1. The 1939 National Register is the best available substitute for the 1941 census which never happened due to WWII. It was carried out at the outbreak of war and used the same machinery that would have been used for the 1941 census.
  2. These data were input by Paula Aucott at Portsmouth, December 2000.
  3. This transcription covers England and Wales only.


Checking:

  1. The sum of the numbers of males and of females from the 1931 census was checked against the stated total number of persons.
  2. The sum of the numbers of males and of females from the 1939 National Register was checked against the stated total number of persons.
  3. The original documentation for this table says the acreage of each district, and the estimated 1938 population, was summed for each county and compared with the reported total. The totals were compared against the age_lgd_1939 table data. The only discrepancy was for Gwyrfai RD in Caernarvonshire (10194441). This unit had a difference of one between the total popluation in the two tables. It also had a difference of one between the given total popluation and the computed total for males and females combined in the popl_lgd_1939_ew table.
  4. The geographical units have been cross-checked against the GBHGIS administrative unit gazetteer to ensure that all units are correctly identified. Each unit in this table has a unique unit ID assigned to it and this ID can be used to cross-reference against other data-sets.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
pop_lgd_1939_ew_pkey Primary key rec_num
pop_lgd_1939_ew_idx_name Unique lg_dist, lg_type, adm_cnty, rec_num


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
pop_lgd_1939_ew_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
lg_dist Text string (max.len.=54). Name of Local Government Districtas given in the original report.
lg_type Text string (max.len.=8). Type of Local Government District as given in the original report.
adm_cnty Text string (max.len.=28). Name of the Administrative County containing the district as given in the original report.
evac Text string (max.len.=5). Code indicating whether the area was scheduled by the Ministry of Health or the Department of Health for Scotland as an evacuation area (E) or neutral area (N). Reception areas formed the remainder and are unmarked (these codes were shown in the original by '*' and '+' respectively).
acres Integer number. Acreage of the district (Land and Inland water).
pop_39 Integer number. 1939 Population (civilians only): Persons
males_39 Integer number. 1939 Population (civilians only): Males
females_39 Integer number. 1939 Population (civilians only): Females
estpop_38 Integer number. Registrar General's Estimate for mid-1938 (Residents): Persons.
pop_31 Integer number. Census, 1931: Persons.
males_31 Integer number. Census, 1931: Males.
females_31 Integer number. Census, 1931: Females.
adm_cnty_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for container unit (Administrative County).
g_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for unit (Local Government District).
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.