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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.
Learning & Language

Learning & Language

How many people were at school. The distribution of graduates, and of the unqualified.
Housing

Housing

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

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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
PORT GLASGOW
Unit Type:
Scottish Burgh/District
Status:
Burgh of Barony (after 1668)
Parliamentary Burgh (after 1832)
Police Burgh (1803 - 1975)
Large Burgh (1930 - 1975)
Date created:
1668
Date abolished:
1975
Unit ID:
10361588
Authorities:
1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
PORT GLASGOW Preferred English 1668 1975 1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.
S881825 CASWEB identifiers for 1971 Local Govt Districts English    

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
RENFREWSHIRE Scottish County   1975 1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
15 May 1924 was enlarged by gaining part of RENFREWSHIRE CLandward   1931 Census of Scotland, Table 15, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary, 1921-1931'.; Authority information missing
15 May 1924 was enlarged by gaining part of RENFREWSHIRE CLandward   1931 Census of Scotland, Table 15, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary, 1921-1931'.; Greenock area added to Port-Glasgow Burgh transferred to Port-Glasgow Parish
11 Nov 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of RENFREWSHIRE CLandward  
15 May 1946 was enlarged by gaining part of RENFREWSHIRE CLandward  
16 May 1962 was enlarged by gaining part of FIFTH DoC Part of Kilmalcolm (North and South) C.C.E.D. Area: 80 hectares.   [ERROR: authority is 'SRC' but auth_note value does not appear in SRC_TAB]; United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (Sheriff's Deliverance dated 19th March 1962)

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
KILMACOLM Scottish Parish   1695 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
PORT GLASGOW Scottish Parish 1695   1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Port Glasgow Burgh through time | Census tables with data for the Scottish Burgh/District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10361588

Date accessed: 20th November 2018