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:
SOUTH WEST
Unit Type:
Government Office Region
Date created:
1996
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10089803
Authorities:
Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)

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
ENGLAND Nation 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
CORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
DEVON Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
DORSET Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SOMERSET Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WILTSHIRE Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
BOURNEMOUTH UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
BRISTOL City/UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
CARADON District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
CARRICK District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
CHELTENHAM District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
CHRISTCHURCH District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
COTSWOLD District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
EAST DEVON District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
EAST DORSET District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
EXETER District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
FOREST OF DEAN District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
GLOUCESTER District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
ISLES OF SCILLY District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
KENNET District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
KERRIER District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
MENDIP District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
MID DEVON District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NORTH CORNWALL District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NORTH DEVON District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NORTH DORSET District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NORTH SOMERSET UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NORTH WILTSHIRE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
PENWITH District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
PLYMOUTH UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
POOLE UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
PURBECK District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
RESTORMEL District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SALISBURY District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SEDGEMOOR District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SOUTH HAMS District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SOUTH SOMERSET District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
STROUD District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SWINDON UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
TAUNTON DEANE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
TEIGNBRIDGE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
TEWKESBURY District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
TORBAY UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
TORRIDGE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WEST DEVON District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WEST DORSET District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WEST SOMERSET District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WEST WILTSHIRE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, the South West GovOf through time | Census tables with data for the Government Office Region, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10089803

Date accessed: 01st August 2014