Age/sex structure data for Registration Districts from all censuses 1851-1911.

Table ID:
AGE_REG_EW     (6561938)
Contents:
Age/sex structure data for Registration Districts from all censuses 1851-1911.
Approx. number of rows:
3,783
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Registration County
   Registration District
   Registration District Number
   Suffix to Registration District Number
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.
Dates and times are identified by:
   Year

Sources:

  1. 1851: All RDs in England and Wales (624 records in all). These data were transcribed from the tables entitled 'Ages of Males and Females enumerated March 31st, 1851 - in Districts' in each of the sets of divisional tables in Volume II, Part II of the 1851 Census Report, Ages, Civil Condition, Occupations, and Birth-Place of the People, BPP 1852-3 LXXXVIII. Data on the individual years under 5 is missing for 1851 because the original report did not tabulate it.
  2. 1861: All RDs in England and Wales (635 records in all). These data were transcribed from table 2 'Ages of Males and Females enumerated April 8th, 1861 - in Superintendent Registrars' Districts' in each of the sets of divisional tables of Volume II of the 1861 Census Report, Ages, Civil Condition, Occupations, and Birth-Places of the People, BPP 1863 LIII Pts. I and II [C.5597].
  3. 1871: All RDs in England and Wales (629 records in all). These data were transcribed from table 2, 'Ages of Males and Females enumerated April 3rd 1871 - in Superintendent Registrars' Districts' in each of the sets of divisional tables in Volume III of the 1871 Census Report, Population Abstracts. Ages, Civil Condition, Occupations and Birth-Places of the People, BPP 1873 LXXI, Part I, 1-. Data on numbers of children under 5 by individual years of age were added from table 4 in the same sets of divisional tables.
  4. 1881: All RDs in England and Wales (630 records in all). These data were transcribed from table 2, 'Ages of Males and Females in Registration Districts' in each of the sets of divisional tables in Volume III of the 1881 Census Report, Ages, Condition as to Marriage, Occupations, and Birth Places of the People, BPP 1883 LXXX [C.3722].
  5. 1891: All RDs in England and Wales (633 records in all). These data were transcribed from table 2, 'Ages of Males and Females in Registration Districts' in each of the sets of divisional tables in Volume III of the 1891 Census Report, Ages, Condition as to Marriage, Occupations, Birth Places and Infirmities, BPP 1893-4 CVI [C.7058].
  6. 1901: All RDs in England and Wales (636 records in all). These data are a slight simplification of the age bands used in the original report; the full transcript is stored as table 'age_reg_ew_1901'. They were transcribed from table 26, 'Ages of Persons, Males and Females in the Registration County, and in the Registration Districts, 1901' in each of the county reports of the 1901 Census.
  7. 1911: All RDs in England and Wales (635 records in all). These data were transcribed from table 11, 'Registration Counties and Registration Districtss -Persons, Males and Females in each Registration County: Males and Females in each Registration District, at each year of age under 21 and in Quninquennial Age-Groups, 1911', pp.312-71 in Volume VII of the 1911 Census Report, Ages and Condition as to Marriage, BPP ?? [Cd.6610].


Notes:

  1. NB This table has been assembled from information input in various places.
  2. While the data supplied by David Allan Gatley are currently subject to certain limitations on use, but we also have separate transcriptions made at QMW covering 1861 and 1871 for selected counties in East Anglia (Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire), the East Midlands (Lincolnshire, Nottingham and Derbyshire), Yorkshire (the East and West Ridings) and the North West (Cheshire and Lancashire). Graham Mooney has supplied 1851, 1861 and 1871 data covering the County of London.


Checking:

  1. The data have been checked to confirm that the totals for men and for women equal the sum of the respective age categories.
  2. Adding the data for under 5s retrospectively served as an effective check that no rows of data had been completely missed.
  3. The geographical units have been cross-checked against the GBHGIS administrative unit gazetteer to ensure that all units are correctly identified. The unit names and types have been standardised. Each unit has a unique unit ID assigned to it and this can be used to cross-reference against other data-sets.


Acknowledgments:


We are extremely grateful to the following:

  1. David Allan Gatley: The values in this table for 1851, 1861 and 1871 were all supplied by David Allan Gatley.
  2. Graham Mooney: The values for all London districts in this table for 1881 and 1891 were supplied by Graham Mooney.
  3. Samantha Sneddon: The data for individual years under 5 for 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 were all added by Samantha Sneddon, spring 2000.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
age_reg_ew_pkey Primary key rec_num
age_reg_dist_ew_idx Unique reg_cnty, dist_name, year, rec_num
age_reg_ew_cnty_idx Unique reg_cnty, year, rec_num
age_reg_ew_g_unit_idx Unique g_unit, rec_num


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
age_reg_ew_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
year Integer number. Year in which census was taken.
reg_num Integer number. Number of Registration District, as listed in original census report.
reg_sfx Text string (max.len.=6). Suffix to Registration District number as given in the original report.
cnty_name Text string (max.len.=44). Name of Registration County unit as it appeared in the original report.
reg_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Name of registration county unit in standardised form.
dist_name Text string (max.len.=64). Name of Local Government District unit as it appeared in the original report.
reg_dist Text string (max.len.=84). Name of registration district unit in standardised form.
reg_cnty_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for county unit.
g_unit Integer number. Unique ID number for registration district unit.
tot_pop Integer number. Total population.
tot_male Integer number. Total male population.
m_0 Integer number. Males aged under 1.
m_1 Integer number. Males aged 1.
m_2 Integer number. Males aged 2.
m_3 Integer number. Males aged 3.
m_4 Integer number. Males aged 4.
m_0_4 Integer number. Males aged 0 to 4.
m_5_9 Integer number. Males aged 5 to 9.
m_10_14 Integer number. Males aged 10 to 14.
m_15_19 Integer number. Males aged 15 to 19.
m_20_24 Integer number. Males aged 20 to 24.
m_25_29 Integer number. Males aged 25 to 29.
m_30_34 Integer number. Males aged 30 to 34.
m_35_39 Integer number. Males aged 35 to 39.
m_40_44 Integer number. Males aged 40 to 44.
m_45_49 Integer number. Males aged 45 to 49.
m_50_54 Integer number. Males aged 50 to 54.
m_55_59 Integer number. Males aged 55 to 59.
m_60_64 Integer number. Males aged 60 to 64.
m_65_69 Integer number. Males aged 65 to 69.
m_70_74 Integer number. Males aged 70 to 74.
m_75_79 Integer number. Males aged 75 to 79.
m_80_84 Integer number. Males aged 80 to 84.
m_85_89 Integer number. Males aged 85 to 89.
m_90_94 Integer number. Males aged 90 to 94.
m_95_up Integer number. Males aged 95 and over; this is a derived value, included for better comparability with C20 data.
m_95_99 Integer number. Males aged 95 to 99.
m_100_up Integer number. Males aged 100 and over.
tot_fem Integer number. Total female population.
f_0 Integer number. Females aged under 1.
f_1 Integer number. Females aged 1.
f_2 Integer number. Females aged 2.
f_3 Integer number. Females aged 3.
f_4 Integer number. Females aged 4.
f_0_4 Integer number. Females aged 0 to 4.
f_5_9 Integer number. Females aged 5 to 9.
f_10_14 Integer number. Females aged 10 to 14.
f_15_19 Integer number. Females aged 15 to 19.
f_20_24 Integer number. Females aged 20 to 24.
f_25_29 Integer number. Females aged 25 to 29.
f_30_34 Integer number. Females aged 30 to 34.
f_35_39 Integer number. Females aged 35 to 39.
f_40_44 Integer number. Females aged 40 to 44.
f_45_49 Integer number. Females aged 45 to 49.
f_50_54 Integer number. Females aged 50 to 54.
f_55_59 Integer number. Females aged 55 to 59.
f_60_64 Integer number. Females aged 60 to 64.
f_65_69 Integer number. Females aged 65 to 69.
f_70_74 Integer number. Females aged 70 to 74.
f_75_79 Integer number. Females aged 75 to 79.
f_80_84 Integer number. Females aged 80 to 84.
f_85_89 Integer number. Females aged 85 to 89.
f_90_94 Integer number. Females aged 90 to 94.
f_95_up Integer number. Females aged 95 and over; this is a derived value, included for better comparability with C20 data.
f_95_99 Integer number. Females aged 95 to 99.
f_100_up Integer number. Females aged 100 and over.
m_0_14 Integer number. Males aged 0 to 14 [derived].
m_15_64 Integer number. Males aged 15 to 64 [derived].
m_65_up Integer number. Males aged 65 and over [derived].
f_0_14 Integer number. Females aged 0 to 14 [derived].
f_15_64 Integer number. Females aged 15 to 64 [derived].
f_65_up Integer number. Females aged 65 and over [derived].
notes Text string (max.len.=4004). Notes.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.