Documentation for individual data value

Behind the Vision of Britain web site is a true data library, a collection of individual statistics each with its own metadata to tell users what it means. These metadata also control how the system visualises statistical data through graphs and maps. This is what we know about the particular data value you selected:

Attribute Value Meaning
Identifier 32678 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 5 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered January 1st, 1891 to
December 31st, 1900
We store dates within a date object, which can hold anything from a simple year value, for a census, to a period defined by two calendar dates.
Administrative area covered 10001110 Cornwall RegC
Meaning (DDS cell reference) CoD_grouped:35_44/measl Cell within nCube N_CoD_grouped: Decennial Cause of Death by Age
1 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75 35 to 44
2 Cause of Death (Simplified) Measles
Universe: All deaths
Source RG_DS Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office) ,
Status D Derived. This usually indicates that the value was generated from raw data using the mappings defined in the DDS. They are sometimes suppressed from table listings.
Precision E Exact
Created by add_derived_1 This is the name of our script which inserted this data value into the main data table. For non-derived values, this is usually done by copying data values across from our more conventional GBHDB database, and the scripts are usually named after the table in GBHDB they copy data from.

This table lists, in its "value" column, a single row from our data table. The values are mostly identifiers and codes which are given meaning by our main sub-systems, and the "meaning" column reaches into these to tell you more.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Vision of Britain | Context for data value | The meaning of 5, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th January 2022