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Occupation and Family in the Somerset Coalfield and St Helens, 1851

Title details

SN: 1978
Title: Occupation and Family in the Somerset Coalfield and St Helens, 1851
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-1978-1
Depositor: Beadle, S.
Principal investigator(s): Beadle, S.
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Beadle, S. (1984). Occupation and Family in the Somerset Coalfield and St Helens, 1851. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 1978, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-1978-1

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Subject Categories

Community and urban studies - Society and culture
Economic history - History
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
Population censuses - Population, vital statistics and censuses
Population history - History
Social history - History
Urban history - History

Abstract

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To investigate how economic changes in two relatively discrete mining districts of Somerset and Lancashire may have influenced the kind of demographic changes occurring in them during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Main Topics:
Variables
Age, birthplace, family size, family structure, child-woman ratios, occupation, family workforce, lodgers.

Please note: this study does not include information on named individuals and would therefore not be useful for personal family history research.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1851
Country: England
Geography: Ashwick
Babington
Bishop Sutton
Camerton
Charlton
Chilcompton
Clandown
Clapton
Clutton
Coleford
Downside
Dunkerton
Farmborough
Farrington Gurney
Foxcote
Hallatrow
High Littleton
Holcombe
Kilmersdon
Midsomer Norton
Parr
Paulton
Radstock
Shoscombe
St. Helens
Stratton on the Fosse
Sutton
Timsbury
Wellow
Welton
Windle
Writhlington
Lancashire
Somerset
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Families/households
Universe: Subnational
Census data
Households
Households in the Somerset coalfield and St. Helens, Lancashire as recorded in Census Enumerators' books in 1851
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: 7822 (target)
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: 1851 Census enumerators' books

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 01 March 1984
Copyright: No information recorded
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
User guide guide.pdf 1244
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_1978_Information.htm 14
READ File read1978.txt 2

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Beadle, S., Economic changes and the population of coalfields in the early nineteenth century with specific reference to the Somerset and St. Helens coalfields. (Ph.D. thesis, University of Liverpool, 1983)

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