Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1851 census.

Table ID:
PAR_1851     (28452)
Contents:
Parish level statistics for England and Wales taken from the 1851 census.
Approx. number of rows:
16,391
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Paula Aucott
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Registration District Number
   Suffix to Registration District Number
   Registration sub-District Number
   Registration County
   Registration District
   Registration sub-District
   Original name of parish-level unit
   Ancient Parish
   Ancient County
   Ancient district: Hundreds, etc.
Chronology:
The data are for the single year 1851.

Sources:

  1. This is a full transcription of 'Parishes - Area; houses, 1841, 1851; Inhabitants, 1801, 1811, 1821, 1831, 1841, 1851' taken from Census of Great Britain, 1851. Population tables. I. Numbers of the Inhabitants, in the years 1801, 1811, 1821, 1831, 1841, and 1851. Vol. II .
  2. It should be noted that, in its published form, a table is published for each of the census divisions of England and Wales. These tables have been combined here.
  3. The printed table includes extensive notes (see below).


Notes:

  1. The statistical data were input by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queen's University of Belfast.
  2. The notes given in the table are extensive and are still being entered and corrected. Initially the notes were keyed at QMW. This process is now being continued at the University of Portsmouth. Notes are currently still missing for Yorkshire, the Northern Counties and Wales.
  3. Until 2008, this version of the 1851 census table was held as 'par_1851_clean', as the original par_1851 table was retained for compatibility with the old GBHGIS.


Checking:

  1. All statistical data were checked by summing fields by county and comparing the result with county printed county summary data.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
par_1851_pkey Primary key rec_num
par_1851_idx Unique sub_par, par_name, anc_dist, sub_dist, reg_dist, reg_cnty, sub_type, rec_num
par_1851_key_idx   par_key


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
par_1851_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
reg_num Integer number. Number of Registration District, as listed in original census report.
reg_sfx Text string (max.len.=8). Alpha suffix to number of Registration District, as listed in the original census report (only needed for Pontefract and Hemsworth).
sub_num Integer number. Number of Registration sub-District, as listed in the original census report.
par_num Integer number. Number of the individual unit within the sub-District, as listed in the original census report. NB the report titles this 'No. of Parish', but the numbering covers sub-parish units.
reg_cnty Text string (max.len.=34). Name of Registration County.
reg_dist Text string (max.len.=44). Name of Registration District
sub_dist Text string (max.len.=64). Name of Registration Sub-District
par_name Text string (max.len.=164). Name of Parish as it originally appeared in the published report.
anc_par Text string (max.len.=124). Name of Ancient Parish after being cleaning up.
sub_par Text string (max.len.=164). Name of the 'place', or subdivision of a parish, that the row of statistical data relates to. This is blank if the data relate to an entire parish.
sub_type Text string (max.len.=34). Type of sub-parish unit stated as a one or two letter code.
part_of Text string (max.len.=8). Set to 'P' if the unit is described as being 'part of' a parish in the original report.
anc_cnty Text string (max.len.=54). Name of the ancient county where different to the registration county.
inst Text string (max.len.=14). Codes indicating whether a workhouse or a workhouse school was present: '(W) or (W.S.) denotes that a Workhouse or Workhouse School belonging to the District is situated within the limits of the Parish; (w) or (w.s.) that one of these institutions not belonging to the District is situated therein'.
area Integer number. Area of the 'place', in 'Statute Acres'. NB in some cases the acreages of smaller units were combined.
inh_1841 Integer number. Number of inhabited houses in 1841.
unh_1841 Integer number. Number of uninhabited houses in 1841.
bih_1841 Integer number. Number of houses under construction in 1841
inh_1851 Integer number. Number of inhabited houses in 1851.
unh_1851 Integer number. Number of uninhabited houses in 1851.
bih_1851 Integer number. Number of houses under construction in 1851
pop_1801 Integer number. Total population in 1801
pop_1811 Integer number. Total population in 1811
pop_1821 Integer number. Total population in 1821
pop_1831 Integer number. Total population in 1831
pop_1841 Integer number. Total population in 1841
pop_1851 Integer number. Total population in 1851
ma_1801 Integer number. Total males in 1801
ma_1811 Integer number. Total males in 1811
ma_1821 Integer number. Total males in 1821
ma_1831 Integer number. Total males in 1831
ma_1841 Integer number. Total males in 1841
ma_1851 Integer number. Total males in 1851
fe_1801 Integer number. Total females in 1801
fe_1811 Integer number. Total females in 1811
fe_1821 Integer number. Total females in 1821
fe_1831 Integer number. Total females in 1831
fe_1841 Integer number. Total females in 1841
fe_1851 Integer number. Total females in 1851
anc_dist Text string (max.len.=104). Name of Hundred or similar ancient district.
notes Text string (max.len.=1004). Notes. These are generally taken from the original report. NB these were very extensive. The current transcription is incomplete, and covers approximately the first two thirds of the counties in alphabetical order.
par_key Text string (max.len.=14). This is a text string consisting of the Registration District number, the sub-District number and the Parish number, each separated by a semi-colon. It has been constructed to match the IDs used by Roger Kain and Richard Oliver in their mapping of ancient parishes and other units.
nat_unit Integer number. ID number for the Nation (i.e. England or Wales) covering this row of the data, as defined in the GBH Administrative Unit Ontology. Derived from Registration County.
regc_unit Integer number. ID number for the Registration County covering this row of the data, as defined in the GBH Administrative Unit Ontology.
regd_unit Integer number. ID number for the Registration District covering this row of the data, as defined in the GBH Administrative Unit Ontology.
subd_unit Integer number. ID number for the Registration sub-District covering this row of the data, as defined in the GBH Administrative Unit Ontology.
ancp_unit Integer number. ID number for the Ancient Parish covering this row of the data, as defined in the GBH Administrative Unit Ontology.
subp_unit Integer number. [No description available]
ancc_unit Integer number. [No description available]
ancd_unit Integer number. [No description available]
rec_num Integer number. Sequence number to keep rows in their original order, added on loading the data into GBHDB.