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Population

Densities and rates of growth. Age structure: concentrations of young people, and of the old.
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How people made their living: identifying farming communities, pit villages, mill towns and so on.
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How many people were at school. The distribution of graduates, and of the unqualified.
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Housing

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

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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
DUMFRIES
Unit Type:
Scottish Burgh/District
Status:
Royal Burgh (1186 - 1975)
Police Burgh (1833 - 1975)
Large Burgh (1930 - 1975)
Date created:
1186
Date abolished:
1975
Unit ID:
10359090
Authorities:
1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
DUMFRIES Preferred English 1186 1975 1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.
S731613 CASWEB identifiers for 1971 Local Govt Districts English    

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
DUMFRIES SHIRE Scottish County   1975 1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
1929 was enlarged by the abolition of MAXWELLTOWN Burgh   1931 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Population of Burghs, Districts of Counties, and Civil Parishes'.
27 Apr 1938 was enlarged by gaining part of KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE CLandward  
16 May 1948 was enlarged by gaining part of DUMFRIES SHIRE CLandward  
16 May 1948 was enlarged by gaining part of KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE CLandward  
16 May 1963 was enlarged by gaining part of DUMFRIES DoC Part of Dumfries East, Caerlaverock and Dumfries South C.C.E.D. Area: 87 hectares.   [ERROR: authority is 'SRC' but auth_note value does not appear in SRC_TAB]; United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (Sheriff's Deliverance dated 1st February, 1963)

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
DUMFRIES Scottish Parish   1928 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
TERREGLES Scottish Parish 1928 1975 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
TROQUEER Scottish Parish 1928 1975 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Dumfries Burgh through time | Census tables with data for the Scottish Burgh/District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10359090

Date accessed: 19th October 2019