Documentation for individual data value

Behind the Vision of Britain web site is a true data library, a collection of individual statistics each with its own metadata to tell users what it means. These metadata also control how the system visualises statistical data through graphs and maps. This is what we know about the particular data value you selected:

Attribute Value Meaning
Identifier 89978925 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 21 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered 1861 We store dates within a date object, which can hold anything from a simple year value, for a census, to a period defined by two calendar dates.
Administrative area covered 10154893 Helston PLU/RegD
Meaning (DDS cell reference) OCC_ORD1861_OVER20:female/6 Cell within nCube N_OCC_ORD1861_OVER20: Persons aged 20 and over by Sex and 1861 Occupational Order
1 Sex Female
2 1861 Occupational Orders [Business Persons and Traders]
Universe: All persons aged 20 and over
Table in census reports EW1861AGE_M18 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 18 , 'Occupations of Females aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
Column in census table 1 Column label from original table:
Row in census table 75 Row label from original table:
  6. Persons who buy or sell, keep, or lend Money, Houses or Goods of various Kinds
Credits GATLEYD_occ_1861 Contributor(s):

David Allan Gatley (School of Social Sciences, University of Staffordshire). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by occ_1861_ew This is the name of our script which inserted this data value into the main data table. For non-derived values, this is usually done by copying data values across from our more conventional GBHDB database, and the scripts are usually named after the table in GBHDB they copy data from.

This table lists, in its "value" column, a single row from our data table. The values are mostly identifiers and codes which are given meaning by our main sub-systems, and the "meaning" column reaches into these to tell you more.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Vision of Britain | Context for data value | The meaning of 21, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th September 2023