Available Themes



Densities and rates of growth. Age structure: concentrations of young people, and of the old.
Learning & Language

Learning & Language

How many people were at school. The distribution of graduates, and of the unqualified.
Work & Poverty

Work & Poverty

Unemployment rates and poor relief. What proportions of men and of women did paid work?


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

Preferred Name:
Unit Type:
Scottish Parish
Date created:
Date abolished:
Unit ID:
1911 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Population of Civil Parishes'.


Table 3 in the county report for Midlothian from the 1931 Census has a footnote which says 'The boundaries of the Parish of Edinburgh were extended by the Edinburgh Boundaries Extension and Tramways Act, 1920, to include the whole of the Parishes of Colinton, Corstorphine, Cramond, Leith, and Liberton, and part of the Parish of Inveresk.' The gazetteer has been amended to reflect this.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

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
MIDLOTHIAN Scottish County   1920 1911 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Population of Civil Parishes'.
LEITH Burgh Scottish Burgh/District     1901 Census of Scotland, Table 1_1, 'Scotland in Civil Counties and Parishes, the Parishes being in alphabetical order under each County and arranged in two sub-divisions: The number of Families, of Houses Inhabited, Uninhabited, and Building; the number of the total Population and of Persons of each Sex; the number of Persons aged three years and upwards, speaking Gaelic only, and Gaelic and English; the number of Rooms with Windows, for each Parish, on 31st March, 1901; and for comparison, the number of Families, Houses, Males, Females, and both Sexes, and Rooms with Windows in 1891'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
1920 was abolished to enlarge EDINBURGH   1931 Census of Scotland, Table 3, 'Population of Civil Parishes since 1801'.; Act of the UK Parliament (Edinburgh Boundaries Extension and Tramways Act, 1920)

Lower level units

We know of no units which were contained within this unit.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Leith ScoP through time | Census tables with data for the Scottish Parish, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10285081

Date accessed: 23rd April 2024