Great Britain Historical Database : Labour Markets Database, Government Unemployment Statistics, 1901-1939

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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Great Britain Historical Database has been assembled as part of the ongoing Great Britain Historical GIS Project. The project aims to trace the emergence of the north-south divide in Britain and to provide a synoptic view of the human geography of Britain at sub-county scales. Further information about the project is available on A Vision of Britain webpages, where users can browse the database's documentation system online. The Great Britain Historical GIS Project has also produced digitised boundary data, which can be obtained from the UK Data Service Census Support service. Further information is available at census.ukdataservice.ac.uk

Main Topics: The Great Britain Historical Database is a large database of British nineteenth and twentieth-century statistics. Where practical the referencing of spatial units has been integrated, data for different dates have been assembled into single tables. The Great Britain Historical Database currently contains :Statistics from the 1861 Census and the Registrar General's reports, 1851-1861 Employment statistics from the census, 1841-1931 Demographic statistics from the census, 1841-1931 Mortality statistics from the Registrar General's reports, 1861-1920 Marriage statistics from the Registrar General's reports, 1841-1870 Trade union statistics for the Amalgamated Society of Engineers (ASE), 1851-1918 Trade union statistics for the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners (ASCJ), 1863-1912 Official poor law statistics, 1859-1915 and 1919-1939 Wage statistics, 1845-1906 Hours of work statistics, 1900-1913 Small debt statistics from county courts, 1847-1913 and 1938

There are six tables in this part of the Great Britain Historical Database : Tu_pc holds monthly local unemployment statistics for engineers (January 1902-December 1914), shipbuilders (January 1902-December 1914), printers (February 1902-December 1914) and carpenters and joiners (May 1901-October 1905). For details of the districts used please see the documentation. Div23_38 holds annual data taken from the official tabulations of the Ministry of Labour's Local Unemployment Index from 1923 to 1938 for eight divisions. Lui holds quarterly data taken from the official tabulations of the Ministry of Labour's Local Unemployment Index from January 1927 to July 1939. Lui_gaz provides locational information for the exchange areas listed in lui. Un_1928 holds information on registered unemployment at labour exchanges for 30th January 1928. Un_1933 holds information on registered unemployment at labour exchanges for 23rd January 1933. 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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DOI http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-3711-1
Metadata Access https://datacatalogue.cessda.eu/oai-pmh/v0/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_ddi25&identifier=f8db18938db2624f5ca02aedd3391c476217f981a4843dbaea7415ee3993415d
Provenance
Creator Gregory, I., University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Department of Geography; Gilbert, D. R., University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Department of Geography; Southall, H. R., University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Department of Geography
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1999
Funding Reference Leverhulme Trust; Population Investigation Committee; Economic and Social Research Council; Nuffield Foundation
Rights <a href="https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/re-using-public-sector-information/uk-government-licensing-framework/crown-copyright/" target="_blank">© Crown copyright</a> held jointly with H.R. Southall, D.R. Gilbert and I. Gregory; <p>These data are currently unavailable for download.</p><p>Users can browse the Great Britain Historical Database documentation system online by accessing&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/gbhdb/" target="_blank" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A Vision of Britain webpages</a>.<br></p>
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Language English
Resource Type Text; Numeric
Discipline Economics; History; Humanities; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Ireland; Multi-nation; United Kingdom