District-level data on Welsh language for 1891.

Table ID:
W_LANG_1891     (6567599)
District-level data on Welsh language for 1891.
Approx. number of rows:
Table type:
Raw Data
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Reporting units are identified by:
   Registration County
   Registration District
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.


  1. Taken from the Census Reports of England and Wales. 1891: Table 24 'Language spoken, in the Registration Division, Counties, and Districts' in 1891 Census Report volume 'Ages, Condition as to marriage, Occupations, Birthplaces and Infirmities'.


  1. No checking has been done, other than visual check.
  2. No matching to the AUO gazetteer has been attempted. These files have been altered to run on Postgres, but otherwise are exactly the same as they were on the oracle server.


IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
w_lang_1891_pkey Primary key rec_num
w_lang_1891_idx Unique reg_cnty, reg_dist, rec_num


The table has the following associated constraints:

w_lang_1891_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index

Columns within table:

reg_cnty Text string (max.len.=44). Name of Registration county.
reg_dist Text string (max.len.=84). Name of Registration district.
tot_pop Integer number. Total population.
english Integer number. Speaking English only.
welsh Integer number. Speaking Welsh only.
english_welsh Integer number. Speaking both English and Welsh.
other_lang Integer number. Speaking other language.
no_statement Integer number. Number of people who made no statement about which language they spoke.
a_0_2 Integer number. Number of children aged under 3 years.
rec_num Integer number. Unique number identifying row in table.