Documentation for individual data value

Behind the Vision of Britain web site is a true data library, a collection of individual statistics each with its own metadata to tell users what it means. These metadata also control how the system visualises statistical data through graphs and maps. This is what we know about the particular data value you selected:

Attribute Value Meaning
Identifier 79359634 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 0 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered January 1st, 1871 to
December 31st, 1880
We store dates within a date object, which can hold anything from a simple year value, for a census, to a period defined by two calendar dates.
Administrative area covered 10005644 Bridport PLU/RegD
Meaning (DDS cell reference) CoD_DS_1870s_U5:1/chol Cell within nCube N_CoD_DS_1870s_U5: Decennial Cause of Death by Age for under 5s
1 Age in single years between birth and 5 1
2 Cause of Death (RG 1870s DS definition) Cholera
Universe: All deaths at ages under 5 years
Source RG_DS Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office) ,
Credits WOODSR_cause_reg Contributor(s):

Robert Woods (Department of Geography, University of Liverpool). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by cause_reg This is the name of our script which inserted this data value into the main data table. For non-derived values, this is usually done by copying data values across from our more conventional GBHDB database, and the scripts are usually named after the table in GBHDB they copy data from.

This table lists, in its "value" column, a single row from our data table. The values are mostly identifiers and codes which are given meaning by our main sub-systems, and the "meaning" column reaches into these to tell you more.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Vision of Britain | Context for data value | The meaning of 0, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th May 2022