Available Themes

Population

Population

Densities and rates of growth. Age structure: concentrations of young people, and of the old.
Industry

Industry

How people made their living: identifying farming communities, pit villages, mill towns and so on.
Social Structure

Social Structure

Social class and socio-economic groups. Concentrations of professionals, and of unskilled labourers.
Learning & Language

Learning & Language

How many people were at school. The distribution of graduates, and of the unqualified.
Life & Death

Life & Death

Numbers of babies born. Deaths, especially infant deaths. Causes of death by age and gender.
Work & Poverty

Work & Poverty

Unemployment rates and poor relief. What proportions of men and of women did paid work?
Housing

Housing

Numbers of houses. Overcrowding: persons per room. Amenities: central heating, baths and WCs.

Preferred Name:
WORKINGTON
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough (until 1974)
Date created:
1883
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10003404
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 649.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
CUMBERLAND Administrative County 1883 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 649.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1934 was enlarged by gaining part of COCKERMOUTH RD parts of the CPs of Stainburn and Workington Rural Area: 1265 acres.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 78137. The Cumberland Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1934 was enlarged by the abolition of HARRINGTON UD Area: 1297 acres.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 78137. The Cumberland Review Order, 1934

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
CLOFFOCKS CP/ExP Parish-level Unit 1883 1934 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 50.
HARRINGTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1934 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 53.
WORKINGTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1883 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 61.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Workington MB through time | Census tables with data for the Local Government District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10003404

Date accessed: 23rd April 2014