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:
SMETHWICK
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Urban District (until 1899)
Municipal Borough (1899 - 1907)
County Borough (after 1907)
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1966
Unit ID:
10094136
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 746.

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
STAFFORDSHIRE Administrative County 1894 1966 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 746.
WEST MIDLANDS 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 1966 was abolished to enlarge BIRMINGHAM MB/CB Area: 3 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was abolished to create WARLEY CB Area: 988 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was abolished to enlarge WEST BROMWICH MB/CB Area: 20 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
SMETHWICK CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1966 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 422.
WARLEY WOODS CP Parish-level Unit 1928 1966 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 427.
How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10094136

Date accessed: 25th July 2014