Data on Scottish speakers of Gaelic by County. 1891-1951.

Table ID:
S_LANG_1881_1951     (6567040)
Contents:
Data on Scottish speakers of Gaelic by County. 1891-1951.
Approx. number of rows:
34
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Albino Decio Battaglia
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. Taken from the Census Reports of Scotland. 1951. 'Table 41 - Gaelic-speaking persons by County of enumeration, 1881-1951'.


Notes:

  1. The actual data had two additional columns to the table description. The documentation suggests the date range should begin in 1881 rather than 1891 so number and percent columns for 1881 have been added to the table. This needs verifying with the original.


Checking:

  1. Check-sum errors within single columns in Excel spreadsheet + visual check. Difference between "county-sum number" and "reported total number for Scotland" for 1951 = -50
  2. No matching to the AUO gazetteer has been attempted. These files have been altered to run on Postgres, except for the column alteration noted above, the files are exactly the same as they were on the oracle server.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
s_lang_1881_1951_pkey Primary key rec_num
s_lang_1881_1951_idx Unique sco_cnty, rec_num


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
s_lang_1881_1951_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
sco_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Scottish Counties
number_1881 Integer number. Assumed this is Gaelic-speaking persons enumerated in 1881 - needs checking
percent_1881 Floating point number. Assumed this is Per cent of Gaelic-speaking population aged 3 years and over in 1881 - needs checking
number_1891 Integer number. Gaelic-speaking persons enumerated in 1891
percent_1891 Floating point number. Per cent of Gaelic-speaking population aged 3 years and over in 1891.
number_1901 Integer number. Gaelic-speaking persons enumerated in 1901
percent_1901 Floating point number. Per cent of Gaelic-speaking population aged 3 years and over in 1901
number_1911 Integer number. Gaelic-speaking persons enumerated in 1911
percent_1911 Floating point number. Per cent of Gaelic-speaking population aged 3 years and over in 1911
number_1921 Integer number. Gaelic-speaking persons enumerated in 1921
percent_1921 Floating point number. Per cent of Gaelic-speaking population aged 3 years and over in 1921
number_1931 Integer number. Gaelic-speaking persons enumerated in 1931
percent_1931 Floating point number. Per cent of Gaelic-speaking population aged 3 years and over in 1931
number_1951 Integer number. Gaelic-speaking persons enumerated in 1951
percent_1951 Floating point number. Per cent of Gaelic-speaking population aged 3 years and over in 1951
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.