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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:
RENFREWSHIRE
Unit Type:
Scottish County
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
1975
Unit ID:
10087971
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
RENFREWSHIRE Preferred English     The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
RENFREW Alternate English     1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
was succeeded by RENFREWSHIRE District/Unitary Authority The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
SCOTLAND Dep Country   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
1891 was reduced to enlarge AYRSHIRE The part of Beith parish previously in Ayr.   H. Shennan, Boundaries of Counties and Parishes in Scotland (Edinburgh: Wm. Green & Sons, 1892)
1891 was reduced to enlarge AYRSHIRE The part of Dunlop parish previously in Renfrewshire.   H. Shennan, Boundaries of Counties and Parishes in Scotland (Edinburgh: Wm. Green & Sons, 1892)
1891 was reduced to enlarge LANARKSHIRE The part of the burgh and city of Glasgow previously in Renfrewshire.   H. Shennan, Boundaries of Counties and Parishes in Scotland (Edinburgh: Wm. Green & Sons, 1892), p. 345.
1891 was enlarged by gaining part of LANARKSHIRE The part of Govan parish previously in Lanark.   H. Shennan, Boundaries of Counties and Parishes in Scotland (Edinburgh: Wm. Green & Sons, 1892), p. 345.
1891 was enlarged by gaining part of LANARKSHIRE The part of Carmunnock parish previously in Lanark.   H. Shennan, Boundaries of Counties and Parishes in Scotland (Edinburgh: Wm. Green & Sons, 1892), p. 95.
15 May 1926 was reduced to enlarge GLASGOW ScoCofC   1931 Census of Scotland, Table 15, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary, 1921-1931'.; The areas annexed from the Counties of Dumbarton and Renfrew were by the same Act transferred to the county of Lanark.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
GREENOCK 1841 Occupation reporting area     1841 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Occupation Abstract'.
PAISLEY 1841 Occupation reporting area     1841 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Occupation Abstract'.
POLLOCKSHAWS 1841 Occupation reporting area     1841 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Occupation Abstract'.
PORT GLASGOW 1841 Occupation reporting area     1841 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Occupation Abstract'.
RENFREW COUNTY 1841 Occupation reporting area     1841 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Occupation Abstract'.
ARDGOWAN Burgh Scottish Burgh/District     The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
BARRHEAD Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   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'.
CARTSDYKE Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   1840 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
FIFTH DoC Scottish Burgh/District     1971 Census of Scotland, Table 25, 'Enumerated households by tenure and household amenities', for 'County, local authority areas'.
FIRST DoC Scottish Burgh/District     1971 Census of Scotland, Table 25, 'Enumerated households by tenure and household amenities', for 'County, local authority areas'.
FOURTH DoC Scottish Burgh/District     1971 Census of Scotland, Table 25, 'Enumerated households by tenure and household amenities', for 'County, local authority areas'.
GLASGOW Burgh Scottish Burgh/District 1909 1930 1911 Census of Scotland, Table 3, 'Population of Civil Parishes since 1801'.
GOUROCK Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   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'.
GREENOCK Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   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'.
HOUSTON Burgh Scottish Burgh/District     The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
JOHNSTONE Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   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'.
KILBARCHAN Burgh Scottish Burgh/District     The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
NEWTON MEARNS Burgh Scottish Burgh/District     The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
PAISLEY Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   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'.
POLLOKSHAWS Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   1912 1911 Census of Scotland, Table 3, 'Population of Civil Parishes since 1801'.
PORT GLASGOW Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   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'.
RENFREW Burgh Scottish Burgh/District   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'.
RENFREWSHIRE CLandward Scottish Burgh/District   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'.
SECOND DoC Scottish Burgh/District     1971 Census of Scotland, Table 25, 'Enumerated households by tenure and household amenities', for 'County, local authority areas'.
THIRD DoC Scottish Burgh/District     1971 Census of Scotland, Table 25, 'Enumerated households by tenure and household amenities', for 'County, local authority areas'.
BUSBY Scottish Poor Law Combination     Higginbotham, History of the Workhouse
BARRHEAD Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
GREENOCK Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
JOHNSTONE Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
PAISLEY Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
PORT GLASGOW Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
RENFREW Urban Labour Market     Great Britain Historical GIS Project
ABBEY Scottish Parish 1845 1898 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
BEITH Scottish Parish 1845 1891 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
CATHCART Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
DUNLOP Scottish Parish 1845 1891 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
EAGLESHAM Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
EASTWOOD Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
ERSKINE Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
GORBALS Scottish Parish     1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
GOVAN Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
GREENOCK Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
HOUSTON AND KILLELLAN Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
INCHINNAN Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
INVERKIP Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
KILBARCHAN Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
KILMACOLM Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
LOCHWINNOCH Scottish Parish     1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.
MEARNS Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
NEILSTON Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
PAISLEY Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
PORT GLASGOW Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
RENFREW Scottish Parish 1845 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'.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Renfrewshire ScoCnty through time | Census tables with data for the Scottish County, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10087971

Date accessed: 26th September 2017