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:
BIRKENHEAD
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough (until 1889)
County Borough (1889 - 1974)
Date created:
1877
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10027470
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 639.

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
CHESHIRE Administrative County 1877 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 639.
MERSEYSIDE Conurbation     1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 1, '[Table giving details of make-up of Conurbations; details need to be added]'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1928 was enlarged by gaining part of WIRRAL RD the CPs of Landican, Prenton, and Thingwall Area: 1643 acres.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1921-31'.; The Birkenhead Extension Act, 1927
01 Apr 1933 was enlarged by the abolition of WIRRAL RD Noctorum and Woodchurch CPs and parts of Arrowe, Bidston cum Ford, and Upton by Birkenhead CPs Area: 2591 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. 77044. The County of Chester Review Order, 1933

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BIRKENHEAD ST MARY Ch/CP Parish-level Unit 1889 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 9.
BIRKENHEAD ST MARY Ch/CP Parish-level Unit 1877 1889 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 9.
CLAUGHTON WITH GRANGE CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1877 1889 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 15.
CLAUGHTON WITH GRANGE CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1889 1898 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 15.
HIGHER BEBINGTON Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1877 1889 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 8.
HIGHER BEBINGTON Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1889 1994 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 8.
LANDICAN CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1928 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 23.
OXTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1877 1889 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 30.
OXTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1889 1898 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 30.
PRENTON Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1928 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 31.
ROCK FERRY CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1898 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 32.
THINGWALL CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1928 1933 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 37.
TRANMERE Ch/CP Parish-level Unit 1877 1889 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 38.
TRANMERE Ch/CP Parish-level Unit 1889 1898 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 38.
How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10027470

Date accessed: 19th December 2014