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

Available Themes



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


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?


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

Roots & Religion

Numbers going to church, and the kinds of churches they went to. The different religions of modern Britain.

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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:
Unit Type:
District/Unitary Authority
Unitary Authority
Date created:
Date abolished:
Unit ID:
Census of Population (2011 Key Statistics)

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE Preferred English     United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008)
00KC Code: Office for National Statistics English     Wikimedia Foundation Inc., Wikipedia (

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
EAST Government Office Region 1-APR-2009   Census of Population (2011 Key Statistics)

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
1-APR-2009 was created through the abolition of MID BEDFORDSHIRE   United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008)
1-APR-2009 was created through the abolition of SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE   United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008)

Lower level units

We know of no units which were contained within this unit.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Central Bedfordshire UA through time | Census tables with data for the District/Unitary Authority, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024