Build Type dictionary for ICEM data

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Build Type dictionary for ICEM data
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Documentation Author:
Paula Aucott
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.


  1. This meta-data file "build type dictionary" was downloaded in spreadsheet format on the 26th November 2015 from the website of the Integrated Census Microdata (I-CeM) project based at the University of Essex.


  1. This table covers England and Wales 1911.
  2. Individual or combinations of characters used as a code identifying building type characteristics used within the Icem project are as follows: C = Households, D = Vans, Tents, Homeless, E = Army Buildings, F = Beer Houses or Off Licences G = Cultural Buildings, H = Farm Buildings, I = Hospital Buildings, J = Hotels or Boarding Houses K = Inns, L = Lodgings for the Poor, M = Municipal Buildings, N = Prison Buildings, O = Public Houses, P = Religious Buildings, Q = School Buildings, R = Other Business Specified, S = Business Not Specified, T = Barges or Canal Boats, U = Navy Vessels, V = Unclassified. There is a maximum of three characters in these btcode combinations.


  1. The data have not been checked.


IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
icem_buildtype_codebook_pkey Primary key rec_num


The table has the following associated constraints:

icem_buildtype_codebook_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index

Columns within table:

buildtype Text string (max.len.=104). Information about building type as given in the transcription from the Census of 1911.
btcode Text string (max.len.=7). Letter code (combination) identifying building type characteristics as used within the Icem project.
frequency Integer number. Frequency of build type string appearing within the Icem project data.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.