1831 Census Database as Organised by the Registration Districts of 1851


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The 1831 Census was the fourth national census to be undertaken in Great Britain. Although the amount of information collected in this census was far less than was to be collected in later years, that of 1831 was the first in which detailed occupational statistics were collected on the employment of males aged 20 and over. The census was also the first in which detailed instructions were given to the enumerators on how they were to count the population.

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This dataset is comprise by a complete transcription of the 1831 census abstracts for the whole of Great Britain and the offshore islands of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man; re-organised according to 1851 registration districts. It forms part of the wider Victorian Census project which aims to digitise nineteenth century census documents and related material, such as vital registration and crime statistics, pertaining to Great Britain and Ireland. This dataset will not be available until January 2005, but a simplified version of the database can be downloaded from the Victorian Census Project web site: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/schools/humanities_and_soc_sciences/census/vichome.htm Please note: this study does not include information on named individuals and would therefore not be useful for personal family history research.

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Transcription of existing materials

Compilation or synthesis of existing material

DOI http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-4961-1
Metadata Access https://datacatalogue.cessda.eu/oai-pmh/v0/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_ddi25&identifier=9103c32250c85c29462d270015bae92a80cd10c9b856ccbcbcddec4648601559
Creator Gatley, D. Alan, University of Staffordshire, School of Social Sciences
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2005
Rights Copyright D. A. Gatley and Staffordshire University.; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/app/uploads/cd137-enduserlicence.pdf" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Access is limited to applicants based in HE/FE institutions, for not-for-profit education and research purposes only.</p>
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Economics; History; Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Channel Islands; Great Britain; Isle of Man