Standard Locational Descriptors

This section of the database contains standard locational descriptors which are used throughout the database (a) as names for fields/columns containing locational information and (b) as values in fields/columns that identify the types of reporting unit, where a table includes information for more than one type of area; for example, Urban Districts and Rural Districts in early 20th century data, or Hundreds and Boroughs in early 19th century data. Place-names are also, of course, locational descriptors but these are listed in gazetteers which are documented elsewhere.

Tables within section:

loc_descriptors Codebook Defines those field names within the database that identify locations