General Election Results 1885-1917 plus 1881 Socio-Economic Statistics

Table ID:
VOTING_1885_1917     (62837)
Contents:
General Election Results 1885-1917 plus 1881 Socio-Economic Statistics
Approx. number of rows:
329
Table type:
Derived
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. The electoral data have been extracted from the main g_data table. The current socio-economic statistics are derived entirely from the occ_1881_no_age table, using the associated codebooks to aggregate the individual occupations into both social classes and industries. A geography conversion table is then used to re-group the data by constituency.


Notes:

  1. This table was constructed to support a collaborative research project between Humphrey Southall and Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard).
  2. The table holds both voting statistics and socio-economic data for all constituencies in England and Wales, but in urban areas the socio-economic data are likely to be simplistic because th these areas there were sometimes more constituencies than parishes. In cities such as Birmingham, with multiple constituencies but just one parish, all constituencies will have identical socio-economic data.
  3. Election results are now grouped into a special set of categories designed for this particular period by Daniel Ziblatt, consisting of:
    • Conservative: Includes 'Independent Conservative'.
    • Liberal Unionist: Includes 'Independent Liberal Unionist' and 'Liberal (Liberal Unionist)'.
    • Liberal: Includes 'Independent Liberal'.
    • Labour: Includes 'Independent Labour', 'Independent Labour Party', and 'Labour (Liberal-Labour)'.
    • Lib-Lab: Includes 'Independent Liberal/Labour'.
    • Other: All other party labels, including 'Social Democratic Federation'.


Checking:

  1. Derived data; no additional checking undertaken.


Indices:

IndexTypeColumn(s) indexed
voting_1885_1917_pkey Primary key g_unit


Constraints:

The table has the following associated constraints:

ConstraintTypeDetails
voting_1885_1917_pkey Primary Key See details above for primary key index



Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
g_unit Integer number. ID number for the constituency, as listed in the AUO.
g_name Text string (max.len.=68). Preferred name of the constituency.
nation Text string (max.len.=12). Name of the "Nation" containing the constituency, i.e. England or Wales.
all_occup Integer number. Total number of occupied males in 1881, i.e. overall total of classes 1 to 5.
class_1 Integer number. Total number of males in Social Class 1 in 1881, using the Social Classes as defined by the Registrar General in 1921.
class_2 Integer number. Total number of males in Social Class 2 in 1881.
class_3 Integer number. Total number of males in Social Class 3 in 1881.
class_4 Integer number. Total number of males in Social Class 4 in 1881.
class_5 Integer number. Total number of males in Social Class 5 in 1881.
all_sector Integer number. Total number of persons, i.e. males and females, assigned to any of the six following sectors in 1881. This set of broad sectors is that defined for the 2001 census Key Statistics, and there are unavoidable problems in 1881 distinguishing between manufacturing and services as many workers both made and sold products: they are usually assigned to "Manufacturing".
sector_agric Integer number. Total number of persons in the sector "Agriculture" in 1881.
sector_const Integer number. Total number of persons in the sector "Construction" in 1881.
sector_manuf Integer number. Total number of persons in the sector "Manufacturing" in 1881.
sector_mining Integer number. Total number of persons in the sector "Mining" in 1881.
sector_serv Integer number. Total number of persons in the sector "Services" in 1881.
sector_util Integer number. Total number of persons in the sector "Utilities" in 1881. For some purposes this should be grouped with Services.
occ_priest_est Integer number. Total number of persons classed as "Clergymen (Established Church)" in 1881, i.e. Church of England. The definition used does not check gender, but these were presumably all male.
occ_priest_rc Integer number. Total number of persons classed as "Roman Catholic Priest" in 1881. The definition used does not check gender, but these were presumably all male.
occ_priest_oth Integer number. Total number of persons classed as "Minister, Priest of other religious bodies" in 1881, i.e. non-Conformists. The definition used does not check gender, but these were presumably all male.
electorate_1885 Integer number. Total number of registered voters in the 1885 General Election, as listed by Craig.
votes_1885 Integer number. Total number of votes cast in the 1885 General Election, as listed by Craig.
con_1885 Integer number. Votes cast for "Conservative" candidates in the 1885 General Election.
libunion_1885 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal Unionist" candidates in the 1885 General Election.
lib_1885 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal" candidates in the 1885 General Election.
lab_1885 Integer number. Votes cast for "Labour" candidates in the 1885 General Election.
liblab_1885 Integer number. Votes cast for "Lib/Lab" candidates in the 1885 General Election.
other_1885 Integer number. Votes cast for all other candidates in the 1885 General Election.
electorate_1886 Integer number. Total number of registered voters in the 1886 General Election, as listed by Craig.
votes_1886 Integer number. Total number of votes cast in the 1886 General Election, as listed by Craig.
con_1886 Integer number. Votes cast for "Conservative" candidates in the 1886 General Election.
libunion_1886 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal Unionist" candidates in the 1886 General Election.
lib_1886 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal" candidates in the 1886 General Election.
lab_1886 Integer number. Votes cast for "Labour" candidates in the 1886 General Election.
liblab_1886 Integer number. Votes cast for "Lib/Lab" candidates in the 1886 General Election.
other_1886 Integer number. Votes cast for all other candidates in the 1886 General Election.
electorate_1892 Integer number. Total number of registered voters in the 1892 General Election, as listed by Craig.
votes_1892 Integer number. Total number of votes cast in the 1892 General Election, as listed by Craig.
con_1892 Integer number. Votes cast for "Conservative" candidates in the 1892 General Election.
libunion_1892 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal Unionist" candidates in the 1892 General Election.
lib_1892 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal" candidates in the 1892 General Election.
lab_1892 Integer number. Votes cast for "Labour" candidates in the 1892 General Election.
liblab_1892 Integer number. Votes cast for "Lib/Lab" candidates in the 1892 General Election.
other_1892 Integer number. Votes cast for all other candidates in the 1892 General Election.
electorate_1895 Integer number. Total number of registered voters in the 1895 General Election, as listed by Craig.
votes_1895 Integer number. Total number of votes cast in the 1895 General Election, as listed by Craig.
con_1895 Integer number. Votes cast for "Conservative" candidates in the 1895 General Election.
libunion_1895 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal Unionist" candidates in the 1895 General Election.
lib_1895 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal" candidates in the 1895 General Election.
lab_1895 Integer number. Votes cast for "Labour" candidates in the 1895 General Election.
liblab_1895 Integer number. Votes cast for "Lib/Lab" candidates in the 1895 General Election.
other_1895 Integer number. Votes cast for all other candidates in the 1895 General Election.
electorate_1900 Integer number. Total number of registered voters in the 1900 General Election, as listed by Craig.
votes_1900 Integer number. Total number of votes cast in the 1900 General Election, as listed by Craig.
con_1900 Integer number. Votes cast for "Conservative" candidates in the 1900 General Election.
libunion_1900 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal Unionist" candidates in the 1900 General Election.
lib_1900 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal" candidates in the 1900 General Election.
lab_1900 Integer number. Votes cast for "Labour" candidates in the 1900 General Election.
liblab_1900 Integer number. Votes cast for "Lib/Lab" candidates in the 1900 General Election.
other_1900 Integer number. Votes cast for all other candidates in the 1900 General Election.
electorate_1906 Integer number. Total number of registered voters in the 1906 General Election, as listed by Craig.
votes_1906 Integer number. Total number of votes cast in the 1906 General Election, as listed by Craig.
con_1906 Integer number. Votes cast for "Conservative" candidates in the 1906 General Election.
libunion_1906 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal Unionist" candidates in the 1906 General Election.
lib_1906 Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal" candidates in the 1906 General Election.
lab_1906 Integer number. Votes cast for "Labour" candidates in the 1906 General Election.
liblab_1906 Integer number. Votes cast for "Lib/Lab" candidates in the 1906 General Election.
other_1906 Integer number. Votes cast for all other candidates in the 1906 General Election.
electorate_1910f Integer number. Total number of registered voters in the February 1910 General Election, as listed by Craig.
votes_1910f Integer number. Total number of votes cast in the February 1910 General Election, as listed by Craig.
con_1910f Integer number. Votes cast for "Conservative" candidates in the February 1910 General Election.
libunion_1910f Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal Unionist" candidates in the February 1910 General Election.
lib_1910f Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal" candidates in the February 1910 General Election.
lab_1910f Integer number. Votes cast for "Labour" candidates in the February 1910 General Election.
liblab_1910f Integer number. Votes cast for "Lib/Lab" candidates in the February 1910 General Election.
other_1910f Integer number. Votes cast for all other candidates in the February 1910 General Election.
electorate_1910d Integer number. Total number of registered voters in the December 1910 General Election, as listed by Craig.
votes_1910d Integer number. Total number of votes cast in the December 1910 General Election, as listed by Craig.
con_1910d Integer number. Votes cast for "Conservative" candidates in the December 1910 General Election.
libunion_1910d Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal Unionist" candidates in the December 1910 General Election.
lib_1910d Integer number. Votes cast for "Liberal" candidates in the December 1910 General Election.
lab_1910d Integer number. Votes cast for "Labour" candidates in the December 1910 General Election.
liblab_1910d Integer number. Votes cast for "Lib/Lab" candidates in the December 1910 General Election.
other_1910d Integer number. Votes cast for all other candidates in the December 1910 General Election.