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Transport, urbanization and economic development in England and Wales c.1670-1911

Transport, urbanization and economic development in England and Wales c.1670-1911

Population data 1801-1911

We have created datasets, deriving from the published census reports, for parish (and other small units) for every censal year (every tenth year) from 1801-1911 for the entirety of England and Wales. The data are all linked to our parish boundary geographical information system (GIS). This allows the data to be mapped, linked to other spatial data and facilitates spatial statistical analysis. Having an accurate boundary dataset allows us to calculate population densities accurately, which has not previously been possible. We are hoping, in collaboration with Professor Mike Anderson and Corinne Roughley, to connect our data with their parallel efforts on Scotland so that we can collectively map the whole of mainland Britain.

The first set of four maps below, shows the population density, at parish level between 1801 and 1911. The second set of maps shows the spatial concentration of the population 1801-1911. Every colour on the map represents 10 per cent of the population with the darkest shades representing the most densely populated areas and the lightest areas the most sparsely settled.

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