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 79441270 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 215 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered January 1st, 1851 to
December 31st, 1860
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_DS_1850s_U5:male/2/lung Cell within nCube N_CoD_DS_1850s_U5: Decennial Cause of Death by Age and Sex for under 5s
1 Sex Male
2 Age in single years between birth and 5 2
3 Cause of Death (RG 1850s DS definition) Dis. of Lungs
Universe: All deaths at ages under 5 years
Source RG_DS Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office) ,
Credits WOODSR_cause_reg Contributor(s):

Robert Woods (Department of Geography, University of Liverpool). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by cause_reg 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 215, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd January 2022