Our historical statistics are always for precisely defined areas, usually administrative units, not "places". We know about the following units named after Dumfries. Each has its own "home page" with much more information. Click on a tick to go directly to a particular statistical theme.

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Dumfries DoC tick         tick      
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Be careful! A unit may cover just the town or village, but it may include a big surrounding area. For example, in England and Wales rural districts — units with RD or RSD suffixes — may even exclude the places they are named after. The "Units covering this place" tab lists units whose boundaries contained Dumfries.

Election Results

We know of no constituencies that were named after Dumfries; where constituencies had more than one name, we base this on their "preferred" name. Constituencies that covered the point location we hold for Dumfries will be listed on the "Units covering this place" tab. You can search for constituencies or other units that covered a particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location.

This website includes information on many different historical units, including census data and other statistics. The boundaries of these units covered Dumfries:

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Dumfries ScoPtick    ticktick  
Dumfries Burghtick tick  ticktick  
Dumfries and Galloway Districttickticktickticktickticktick  
Dumfries O41area  tick tick    
Dumfries Shire ScoCntytick tickticktickticktick tick
Scotland GovOftickticktickticktickticktick  
Great Britain Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick
Scotland Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick

Click on a tick for direct access to that theme.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies which covered Dumfries.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Dumfries DistBCon18321917
Dumfriesshire PCon19181948
Dumfries CCon19492004
Dumfries and Galloway CCon20052009

Please note that these units are listed here because their boundaries covered the point location we hold for Dumfries. You can search for units that covered the particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location. Units will also not be listed here if we hold no computerised boundaries for them, such as Registration sub-Districts and Sanitary Districts.