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1 Histpop – The Online Historical Populations Report website and other census resources from the HDS ……………………………………………………….……………………………… RICHARD DESWARTE ………………………………………... HEAD OF THE HISTORY DATA SERVICE ESDS SOCIAL HISTORY DATA MANAGER UK DATA ARCHIVE UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX ………………………………………... Celebrating the Census, The National Archives 1 OCTOBER 2011

2 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE OVERVIEW UK Data Archive and the History Data Service Historical census and population resources: data collections Historical census population resources: CHCC & histpop Future

3 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE What is the HDS Originally founded in 1993 as the History Data Unit From April 2008 History Data Service (HDS) Small team of historians and IT specialists Part of the UK Data Archive, University of Essex

4 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE What we do HDS collects, preserves and disseminates digital resources that support historical research and teaching.

5 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE What we actually do Collect and preserve historical digital resources Provide access via a fully searchable and indexed catalogue record to a wide-ranging collection of historical digital resources Create thematic special collections, and enrich and enhance selected data collections Offer guidance on creating and documenting digital resources from historical sources Raise awareness of the value of historical data collections and their potential for secondary use

6 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE HDS collection Over 650 separate data collections transcribed, scanned or compiled from historical sources

7 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE Census and population data collections Over 150 downloadable data collections related to census and population statistics Including: Complete 1881 Census, SN 4177 (HE/FE only) Samples and subsets, i.e. SN 1316 National Sample from the 1851 Census Of Great Britain County returns, i.e. SN 6683 Warwickshire Census Returns, 1891 Census enumerators’ returns, i.e. SN 4710 Census Enumerators’ returns for Kingston Upon Thames & SN 5596 Scottish Census Enumerators’ books: Skye, Kimarnock, Rothiemay and Torthorwald, Census statistics & aggregated data, i.e. SN 4560 Great Britain Historical Database: Census Data: Parish-level Population Statistics, & SN 4093 Digest of Welsh Historical Statistics: Population,

8 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE Census and population data collections

9 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE Census and population data collections (cont.) Foreign census and population data from Canada, US, Sri Lanka, i.e. SN 456 Canadian Census and Election Data Pre-modern population and demographic data, i.e. SN 4491 Parish Register Aggregate Analyses, , SN 5694 Electronic Edition of Domesday Book & SN 5687 COEL Database: Continental Origins of English Landholders, Themed datasets: Occupations & occupational structure, i.e. SN Census Principal Towns Occupational Data Emigration, i.e. SN 3580 Database of Irish Historical Statistics : Emigration, Religion, i.e. SN 5749 Religious Census of Northamptonshire, 1851 & SN 1660 Segregation and Social Structure in early 20th century Belfast, 1901 Mortality, i.e. SN 4147 Deaths in Scotland, ; by Age, County, Gender and Year

10 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE Census and population data collections

11 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE CHCC Contemporary and Historical Census Collection (CHCC) was originally a JISC funded project to improve online accessibility to primary census resources. Contains: transcription of the 1881 census enumerators' books – 26 million individuals 2% sample of the 1851 census enumerators’ books – individuals Aggregate-level demographic data – the Great Britain Historical Database & Database of Welsh Historical Statistics Provides information about the name, address, relationship to the head of household, marital status, age, occupation, birthplace and disabilities of millions of individuals, as well as a large group of derived demographic variables. Download online subsets of enumerators’ books and specific tables from GBHD & DWHS.

12 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE CHCC Functional but simplistic Tabular data only; no images of original documents No historical context Valuable to expert user but less so for more general user Limited to UK HE & FE only

13 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE histpop The Online Historical Population Reports Website provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to ,000 pages of census and registration material for the British Isles as well as ancillary documents from The National Archives, critical essays and transcriptions of important legislation Provides a wealth of textual and statistical material which offer an in-depth view of the economy, society (through births, deaths and marriages) and medicine during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Direct searching of the content and enhanced browsing through the collection by date or geography

14 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE histpop – Features Browsing Context Ancillary documents Academic essays Images Quality Downloadable PDF or TIFF Rotate and enlarge Downloadable tables – machine readable format Citation Metadata

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25 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE Histpop – Users Wide-ranging – academic to general public 3000 unique users & page views per month Research – economics, health, local government, PhDs Teaching – bespoke historical Census courses, online historical statistics courses

26 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE Future resource – I-CeM Integrated Census Microdata (I-CeM) project will bring together more than 200 million individual records from censuses for Great Britain between Joint project between the History Dept at Essex and the UK Data Archive – led by Professor Kevin Schürer & Dr Edward Higgs Will create largest collection of its kind in world and potentially lead to the creation of a Victorian Panel Survey Will combine computerised versions of censuses from that period to create a unique online historical resource full of vast amounts of information on every house, household and individual in the country for that period A great UK Data Archive & HDS resource of the future

27 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..… UK DATA ARCHIVE QUESTIONS & FURTHER INFORMATION ESDS catalogue - histpop - CHCC - HISTORY DATA SERVICE UK Data Archive University of Essex UK DATA ARCHIVE UNIVERSIY OF ESSEX WIVENHOE PARK COLCHESTER ESSEX CO4 3SQ ……..……………………………….….. T +44 (0) E


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