Thursday, 26 April 2018

Populations Past – Atlas of Victorian and Edwardian Population

This map shows the percent population that were Irish-born in England and Wales in 1861. The Liverpool area you'd expect, but did you expect Farnham to be a hotspot? I suspect it's military personnel.

This is an example of the type of information to be found at a new interactive website exploring demographic and social change using maps of the UK 1851-1911.
You can explore a long list of demographic and household indicators and how these changed:

Population density
Type of place
Total Fertility Rate
Total Marital Fertility Rate
Legitimate birth rate
Illegitimate birth rate
Illegitimacy Ratio
Age at marriage (female)
Age at marriage (male)
Celibacy (women)
Celibacy (men)
Infant Mortality Rate
Early Childhood Mortality Rate
Lone parent households
Single person households
Households with boarders
Households with kin
Households with live-in servants
Dependency ratio
Child dependency ratio
Old age dependency ratio
Irish born
Sex ratio
SES 1: non-manual high skilled
SES 2: non-manual low skilled
SES 3: manual high skilled
SES 4: manual low skilled
SES 5: manual unskilled
RG's class 1: professional
RG's class 2: non-manual skilled
RG's class 3: manual skilled
RG's class 4: manual semi-skilled
RG's class 5: manual unskilled
RG's class 6: textile workers
RG's class 7: miners
RG's class 8: agricultural labourers
Married women working
Single women working
Widowed women working
Domestic servants (women)
Textile workers (female)
Children per teacher
Girls aged 10-13 working
Boys aged 10-13 working
Girls aged 14-18 working
Boys aged 14-18 working.

The facility is a product of The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure which provides several other demographic resources.

via a tweet from Debbie Kennett.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is really interesting John. I wanted to see how pervasive the occupation of agricultural labourer was, and the site very graphically, with the use of colour, shows the decline in the population engaged in that work from 1851 to 1911. Also, child mortality figures graphically displayed is fascinating. Good one! Cheers, BT