nCube : Total areas of reporting units

nCubes hold all the statistics presented by the Vision of Britain system, and are defined as combinations of variables. For example, the age-sex tables that appear in most census reports are held as two-dimensional nCubes in which one dimension is a variable categorising sex and the other variable defines a set of age groups. nCubes can have many dimensions, such as age by sex by occupation by cause of death, or just one.

Total areas of reporting units
nCube (N)
Root unit:
the United Kingdom ( Show data )
Cube Display:
Although the Agricultural Census and similar surveys, like the 1801 Crop Returns, reported on broadly the same units as the Census of Population, they often either provide or need different overall areas for the units, which are recorded here. Areas from the Agricultural Census may be different because that survey usually included the whole of a farm within the parish in which the farmhouse was located even if parts of the farm were in other parishes. The 1801 Crop Returns did not list total parish acreages and neither did the 1801 Census of Population, so we use the 1831 acreage if available, or failing that the 1851 acreage; in both cases these should be the overall acreages of mother parishes, including component townships, etc. For counties in 1801, we include only the acreages of parishes which are included in the returns and for which we have been able to find an acreage. NB some of these areas come from the farm surveys themselves, but others are derived values computed from other sources; in either case, they are the most appropriate areas to use as divisors when working with farm survey data, if rates are to be computed relative to the total area of the unit rather than the farmed area. Where totals are available including and excluding areas of water, the figure for the unit area excluding water is held here.

nCube " Total areas of reporting units " is contained within:

Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_LAND Agriculture & Land Use

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_AGCEN_AREA_A Total area in acres, by agricultural census

nCube " Total areas of reporting units " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_AGCEN_AREA_A Total Area (for Farm Census)

Total areas of reporting units: Data map listing

Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
AGCEN_AREA_A:total 1 Total Area