Principal Investigator(s): Hechter, Michael
This dataset contains census, election, and vital statistics data for 118 British and Irish counties for the period 1851 to 1966. The information was collected for use in a study of regional integration and development in Great Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Included are population indicators for each of the counties recorded at 11 points in time during the 115-year span (i.e., 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 1951, and 1961). Specific information includes indicators of population density and change, ethnic composition, proportion of election votes for Labour, Conservative, Liberal, and various nationalist parties, and proportion of population employed in areas such as agriculture, manufacturing, civil service, and (female) domestic work. Other data include number of Celtic speakers, literacy, religiosity, nativity (i.e., English-, Welsh-, Scottish-, Irish-, and French-born), sex ratio (female to male), birth rates, infant mortality rates, marriage rates, per capita income, and proportion of middle class.
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Hechter, Michael. Internal Colonialism Study: National Integration in the British Isles, 1851-1966. ICPSR07533-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07533.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07533.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: census data, colonialism, counties, culture change, demographic characteristics, election returns, employment, ethnicity, literacy, nineteenth century, occupational status, political partisanship, population characteristics, population trends, social history, social integration, twentieth century, vital statistics
Date of Collection:
Universe: The population of British and Irish counties.
Data Types: aggregate data, census/enumeration data, event/transaction data, survey data
Sample: Data were collected for all 118 counties at 11 points in time between 1851 and 1966.
census data, election returns, and Registrar General's reports on births, deaths, and marriages
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-06-28
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