This is a modern unit which was reported on by the 2011 census. Most of our historical statistics were originally gathered for units with quite different boundaries. To give you a clear picture of long-run change, we have used our detailed information on boundaries and population distribution to redistrict the historical statistics to the modern units. More details here.

Statistical comparisons will be made with Great Britain (change comparison)


Available Themes

Population

Population

Densities and rates of growth. Age structure: concentrations of young people, and of the old.
Industry

Industry

How people made their living: identifying farming communities, pit villages, mill towns and so on.
Social Structure

Social Structure

Social class and socio-economic groups. Concentrations of professionals, and of unskilled labourers.
Learning & Language

Learning & Language

How many people were at school. The distribution of graduates, and of the unqualified.
Life & Death

Life & Death

Numbers of babies born. Deaths, especially infant deaths. Causes of death by age and gender.
Work & Poverty

Work & Poverty

Unemployment rates and poor relief. What proportions of men and of women did paid work?
Housing

Housing

Numbers of houses. Overcrowding: persons per room. Amenities: central heating, baths and WCs.

Click on the hyperlinks for direct access to key graphs and tables.

We have created these time series for the modern local authority area by using a Geographical Information System to re-district statistics for a variety of historical units which covered the same area.

Preferred Name:
WEST YORKSHIRE
Unit Type:
Modern (post 1974) County
Status:
Metropolitan County
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10056974
Authorities:
Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER Government Office Region 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BRADFORD District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
CALDERDALE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
KIRKLEES District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
LEEDS District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WAKEFIELD District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, West Yorkshire Met.C through time | Census tables with data for the Modern (post 1974) County, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10056974

Date accessed: 26th April 2017