nCube : Literacy by Gender

nCubes hold all the statistics presented by the Vision of Britain system, and are defined as combinations of variables. For example, the age-sex tables that appear in most census reports are held as two-dimensional nCubes in which one dimension is a variable categorising sex and the other variable defines a set of age groups. nCubes can have many dimensions, such as age by sex by occupation by cause of death, or just one.

Literacy by Gender
nCube (N)
Root unit:
Ireland ( Show data )
Cube Display:
Ability to read and write for males and females aged five and up. This was tabulated by the Irish census in 1851.

nCube " Literacy by Gender " is contained within:

Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_LEARN Learning & Language

Universes, definining what the values in datasets add up to:

Entity ID Entity Name
U_TOT_5UP All Persons aged 5 & upwards

nCube " Literacy by Gender " contains:

Variables, defining what data was gathered for :

Entity ID Entity Name
V_READ_WRITE Whether able to read & write

Literacy by Gender: Data map listing

Each of our datasets, or nCubes, combines one or more variables (Var) each of which consists of a set of categories. The data map lists all the possible combinations of categories. The cell references are the identifiers held in our main table of statistics, recording what each number measures.

Cell Reference Var Category Value
READ_WRITE_SEX_5UP:male/both 1 Male
2 Able to read & write
READ_WRITE_SEX_5UP:male/read 1 Male
2 Able to read but not write
READ_WRITE_SEX_5UP:male/neither 1 Male
2 Unable to read or write
READ_WRITE_SEX_5UP:female/both 1 Female
2 Able to read & write
READ_WRITE_SEX_5UP:female/read 1 Female
2 Able to read but not write
READ_WRITE_SEX_5UP:female/neither 1 Female
2 Unable to read or write