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 29847759 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 201,657 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered 1931 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 10061325 England Dep
Meaning (DDS cell reference) IND_ORDER_1931_SEX:female/X Cell within nCube N_IND_ORDER_1931_SEX: Industrial Order (1931) by Sex
1 Sex Female
2 1931 Industrial Orders Food, Drink, Tobacco
Universe: All Workers
Table in census reports EW1931IND_M2 1931 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 2 , 'Industries of Males and Females (exclusive of persons out of work)'
Column in census table 2 Column label from original table:
Row in census table 253 Row label from original table:
Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by ind_1931_lg_t 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 201,657, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th September 2023