Parish level statistics for Scotland taken from the 1961 census

Table ID:
PAR_1961_S     (62118)
Parish level statistics for Scotland taken from the 1961 census
Approx. number of rows:
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Paul Ell
Reporting units are identified by:
   Unspecified Place
The data are for the single year 1961.


  1. A full transcription of the 1961 Scottish equivalent of the parish level table in the rest of Great Britain - Table 3A - Acreage, population, private households and dwellings for - "Administrative County, Districts of County, County Council Electoral Divisions New Towns, Burghs -Large and Small" and for -"County of City, City Wards".


  1. These data were originally input by the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queen's University of Belfast.
  2. Data for the four Scottish cities and the county of Selkirk were input by Paula Aucott at the University of Portsmouth in January 2015.
  3. The figures for New Towns have not been trasncribed because they are included in the other figures given for the county. Total figures have also not been transcribed.
  4. Currently there are no city/burgh wards or CCEDs in the AUO therefore the columns containing G_UNIT IDs for these units are blank.


  1. This dataset has been verified in a number of ways. All numeric fields, with the exception of pop_1951, h_hold and dwelling have been checked by summing the OCR'd data and comparing the sums with sums provided in the original report.
  2. All name fields were cross-referenced against the Adminsitrative Unit Ontology to verify the name spellings and to add in unit idenitifers. Mis-matches that were transcription errorrs were identified and corrected from scans of the originals.


IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
par_1961_s_pkey Primary key rec_num


The table has the following associated constraints:

par_1961_s_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index

Columns within table:

county Text string (max.len.=54). Name of County as given in original report
cnty_status Text string (max.len.=24). Kind of County, either "county" or "county of city"
district Text string (max.len.=154). Name of District as given in orignal report
dist_status Text string (max.len.=24). Kind of District, either "Burgh", "District of County", "County Landward" or "New Town".
place Text string (max.len.=254). Name of County Council Electoral Division or wards
place_status Text string (max.len.=24). Status of place, whether it is an electoral division or ward
sco_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Preferred Name of County from AUO
sco_cnty_unit Integer number. Unique ID value for Scottish County from the AUO
sco_dist Text string (max.len.=104). Preferred Name of District from AUO
sco_dist_unit Integer number. Unique ID value for Scottish District from the AUO
sco_cced Text string (max.len.=104). Cleaned version of name of County Council Electoral Division
sco_cced_unit Integer number. Unique ID value for Scottish county council electoral divisions from the AUO
sco_ward Text string (max.len.=104). Cleaned name of city or burgh ward
sco_ward_unit Integer number. Unique ID value for Scottish city or burgh ward from AUO
area Integer number. Acreage
pop_1951 Integer number. Total population 1951
pop_1961 Integer number. Total population 1961
ma_1961 Integer number. Male population 1961
fe_1961 Integer number. Female population 1961
pop_den Floating point number. The population density in persons per acre in 1961
h_hold Integer number. The number of private families in 1961
pop_hou Floating point number. Population in private families in 1961
dwelling Integer number. The number of structurally separate dwellings occupied in 1961
ro_occ Integer number. Rooms unoccupied
den_occ Floating point number. Persons per room 1961
den_2up Floating point number. Percentage of persons living at more than 2 per room
notes Long text. Comments.
rec_num Integer number. Sequence number to keep rows in original order.