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Population

Population

Densities and rates of growth. Age structure: concentrations of young people, and of the old.
Industry

Industry

How people made their living: identifying farming communities, pit villages, mill towns and so on.
Learning & Language

Learning & Language

How many people were at school. The distribution of graduates, and of the unqualified.
Housing

Housing

Numbers of houses. Overcrowding: persons per room. Amenities: central heating, baths and WCs.

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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
KIRKCALDY
Unit Type:
Scottish Burgh/District
Status:
Burgh of Regality (1315 - 1328)
Royal Burgh (1644 - 1930)
Police Burgh (1811 - 1930)
Large Burgh (1930 - 1975)
Date created:
1315
Date abolished:
1975
Unit ID:
10360500
Authorities:
1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
KIRKCALDY Preferred English 1315 1975 1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.
S761655 CASWEB identifiers for 1971 Local Govt Districts English    

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
FIFE Scottish County   1975 1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
16 May 1930 was enlarged by gaining part of FIFE CLandward   1931 Census of Scotland, Table 15, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary, 1921-1931'.; Act of the UK Parliament (Kirkcaldy Corporation Order Confirmation Act, 1930)
16 May 1939 was enlarged by gaining part of FIFE CLandward  
16 May 1950 was enlarged by gaining part of FIFE CLandward  
16 May 1967 was enlarged by gaining part of KIRKCALDY DoC Part of Auchtertool C.C.E.D. Area: 327 hectares.   [ERROR: authority is 'SRC' but auth_note value does not appear in SRC_TAB]; United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (Sheriff's Deliverance dated 4th May, 1967)
16 May 1967 was enlarged by gaining part of LOCHGELLY DoC Part of New Carden C.C.E.D. Area: 11 hectares.   [ERROR: authority is 'SRC' but auth_note value does not appear in SRC_TAB]; United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (Sheriff's Deliverance dated 4th May, 1967)

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
AUCHTERDERRAN Scottish Parish   1975 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
KIRKCALDY Scottish Parish   1901 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
WEMYSS Scottish Parish 1901 1975 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Kirkcaldy Burgh through time | Census tables with data for the Scottish Burgh/District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10360500

Date accessed: 20th March 2019