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 43388323 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 12,565 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered July 1st, 1863 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) PAUPER_IN_OUT:outdoor Cell within nCube N_PAUPER_IN_OUT: Able-bodied paupers by gender and age
1 Pauper categories: Indoor and Outdoor Outdoor
Universe: All Persons receiving Welfare Assistance
Source Poor_Law_Board_AR Poor Law Board, Annual Report (HMSO) ,
Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by plaw_c 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 12,565, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022