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Warrington in 1841-1881

Title details

SN: 3319
Title: Warrington in 1841-1881
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3319-1
Depositor: Gatley, D.A., University of Staffordshire. School of Social Sciences
Principal investigator(s): Gatley, D.A., University of Staffordshire. School of Social Sciences

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Gatley, D.A. (1995). Warrington in 1841-1881. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 3319, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-3319-1

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Subject Categories

Local history - History
Population censuses - Population, vital statistics and censuses
Population history - History

Abstract

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The purpose of this study was to collect and codify data from a sample of the Warrington census enumerators' books for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881.
Main Topics:
1841

Number of persons in household; first name; surname; sex; age; marital status; relationship to head of household; occupation, rank or profession; industry of employment; socio-economic status; place and county of birth; distance of birth place from Warrington; medical infirmities; employment status; enumeration district; address.

1851

Number of persons in household; first name; surname; sex; age; marital status; relationship to head of household; occupation, rank or profession; industry of employment; socio-economic status; place, county and region of birth; distance of birth place from Warrington; medical infirmities; employment status; age bands; social class; sector of economy; lodgers; industries; characteristics of birthplace; enumeration district; address; family size; household composition including servants and other employees; degree of risk to household and women.

1861

Number of persons in household; first name; surname; sex; age; marital status; relationship to head of household; occupation, rank or profession; industry of employment; socio-economic status; place and county of birth; distance of birth place from Warrington; medical infirmities; employment status; enumeration district; address.

1871

Number of persons in household; first name; surname; sex; age; marital status; relationship to head of household; occupation, rank or profession; industry of employment; socio-economic status; place, county and region of birth; distance of birth place from Warrington; medical infirmities; employment status; enumeration district; address; age bands; social class.

1881

Number of persons in household; first name; surname; number in family and nuclear family; relationship to head of household; marital status; sex; age; occupation, rank or profession; industry of employment; socio-economic status; place and county of birth; distance of birth place from Warrington; medical infirmities; employment status; address; owner occupiers; description of property; rate payers and rates; rents; comments about household; number of rooms; sex ratios; age bands; social class; sector of economy; family size; household composition including servants and other employees; degree of risk to Household and women.

In addition to the Warrington census material, the dataset includes a parish listing for Stoke-upon-Trent in 1701. These data include: number of individuals and communicants in the household; first name, surname, sex, relation to head of household, and age of individuals listed.

Occupational classifications:

The occupations classifications are based on two schemes:

Industrial Classification

The industrial classification used is the Booth-Armstrong classification which was developed in the 1880s by Charles Booth and modified by W.A. Armstrong.

Social Class Classification

The social class classification used is based on the Registrar General's Classification of Occupations:1951 and uses the modifications suggested by W.A. Armstrong.

Armstrong, W.A. (1972) 'The use of information about occupation' IN E.A. Wrigley (ed) Nineteenth century society: essays in the use of quantitative methods for the study of social data Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 191-310.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1841 - 1881
Dates of fieldwork: 1989 - 1994
Country: England
Geography: Stoke-upon-Trent
Warrington
Cheshire
Staffordshire
Spatial units: Enumeration Districts
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Textual data
Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Subnational
Census data
Households
No information recorded
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: 1841
10 enumeration districts no sampling (total universe).
12 enumeration districts 1 in 3 random sample stratified by enumeration district.
3 enumeration districts 1 in 5 systematic random sample.
226 cases purposive sample.
Weights given are 1, 3, 5, 0.
1851
3 or 4 enumeration districts no sampling (total universe).
1 in 5 sample of houses.
2238 cases purposive sample.
Weights given are 0, 1, 15.
1861
7 enumeration districts no sampling (total universe).
Households were also sampled where a match was found with 1851 or 1871 samples.
1871
5 enumeration districts no sampling (total universe).
Households were also sampled where a match was found with 1881 samples.
1881
5 enumeration districts no sampling (total universe).
1 in 10 systematic sample.
Weights given are 1, 9.86.
Number of units: (E) 8544 (target) 8544 (obtained) (1881)
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
Weighting: No information recorded
Data sources: Census Enumerators' Books for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881, for Warrington.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 23 October 1995
Copyright: Copyright D.A. Gatley
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 for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Codebook code.pdf 394
User guide guide.pdf 1269
Introduction to 1701 Stoke-upon-Trent parish listing st1701.pdf 239
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3319_Information.htm 5
READ File read3319.txt 2

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