1st Edition

Census and Social Structure

By Richard Lawton Copyright 1979
    348 Pages
    by Routledge

    344 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 1978. The census of population is a key source for any study of nineteenth-century England. In association with parish registers and, from 1837, the civil registers recording births, deaths and marriages, population numbers and trends, the essential dynamic basis of population analysis, may be studied. For the present day student they are an incomparable storehouse of data for the historian and social scientist; indeed in almost any study of the nineteenth century we must sooner or later turn to the census for information.

    1. Introduction 2. The census enumerators' books: a commentary 3. Census data for urban areas 4. Birthplace statistics and the analysis of internal migration 5. Occupation statistics in the nineteenth century censuses 6. The social structure of nineteenth century England as seen through the Census 7. Education in England and Wales in 1851: the Education Census of Great Britain,1851 8. The Religious Census of 1851


    Richard Lawton is Professor of Geography and head of the Department in the University of Liverpool. He has written on population trends and mobility in nineteenth-century England and has recently completed a study of the social geography of mid­ Victorian Liverpool.