This is a modern unit which was reported on by the 2001 census. Most of our historical statistics were originally gathered for units with quite different boundaries. To give you a clear picture of long-run change, we have used our detailed information on boundaries and population distribution to redistrict the historical statistics to the modern units.

Statistical comparisons will be made with England and Wales (change comparison)


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.
Agriculture & Land Use

Agriculture & Land Use

How we use the land; crops and farm animals.
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.
Roots & Religion

Roots & Religion

Numbers going to church, and the kinds of churches they went to. The different religions of modern Britain.

Preferred Name:
BEDFORDSHIRE
Unit Type:
Modern (post 1974) County
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10032921
Authorities:
Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
was preceded by BEDFORDSHIRE Ancient County Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
was preceded by BEDFORDSHIRE Poor Law/Registration County Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
was preceded by BEDFORDSHIRE Administrative County Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
EAST Government Office Region 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BEDFORD District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
MID BEDFORDSHIRE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Bedfordshire through time | Census tables with data for the Modern (post 1974) County, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10032921

Date accessed: 31st October 2014