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1981 Census: Aggregate Data; Great Britain

Title details

SN: 5039
Title: 1981 Census: Aggregate Data; Great Britain
Depositor: Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Census Division
Depositor: General Register Office (Scotland). Census Branch
Principal investigator(s): Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. Census Division
General Register Office (Scotland). Census Branch

Subject Categories

Population censuses - Population, vital statistics and censuses

Abstract

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The aggregate data produced as outputs from censuses in Great Britain provide information on a wide range of demographic and socio-economic characteristics. They are predominantly a collection of aggregated or summary counts of the numbers of people or households resident in specific geographical areas possessing particular characteristics.

Data can be accessed through Casweb.

Citation: Office of Population Censuses and Surveys ; Registrar General for Scotland (2000): 1981 Census aggregate data (Edition: 2000). UK Data Service. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5257/census/aggregate-1981-1


Main Topics:
The 100% Sample files contain information about: total population, sex, population in private households and communal establishments, age, country of birth, one year migration, economic activity, marital status, employment status, numbers of children, household car availability, housing occupation density, household tenure, household amenities, household types, nature of housing, linguistic ability (Welsh/Gaelic in Wales and Scotland respectively) and related topics.

The 10% Sample files contain information about: socio-economyic composition, industry of occupation, means of transport to work, higher level qualifications, family type, social class and related topics.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1981
Country: England | Great Britain | Scotland | Wales
Spatial units: Counties (Census Registration)
Districts (Metropolitan)
Districts (Non-metropolitan)
Enumeration Districts
Postcode (Sector)
Scottish Regions
Standard Statistical Regions
Wards (Census Area Statistics)
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Administrative units (geographical/political)
Universe: National
Households in England, Wales and Scotland
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Method of data collection: Self-completion
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 18 November 2004
Copyright: This information is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
Access conditions: Data may be accessed via Casweb. This data is freely available to all and is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
Availability: UK Data Service Census support - aggregate data
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Publications

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By principal investigator(s):

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Owen, D. (1992) Census data and the analysis of spatial variations in the socio-economic circumstances of different ethnic groups. Paper presented to the Census Analysis Group, University of Leeds.

Price, M. (1997) Urban intensification : is it sustainable? A study of areas in south west England, unpublished MA Town and Country Planning dissertation, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of the West of England, Bristol.

M. Walker (2011) 'Making the journey from 'outsiders' to 'insiders': Attitudes and experience of the 'Celtic' culture and the Welsh language among in-migrants in North Wales, 1970-2010', Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, vol.30.

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