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 88947976 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 324,827 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered 1871 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 10134699 Dorset AncC
Meaning (DDS cell reference) AGCEN_SHEEP_1866:over_1 Cell within nCube N_AGCEN_SHEEP_1866: Ages of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census.
1 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1866-1891 1 Year Old and Above
Universe: All Sheep
Source AgStat Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
Credits GATLEYD_farm Contributor(s):

David Allan Gatley (School of Social Sciences, University of Staffordshire). 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 agcen_cnty 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 324,827, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th September 2020