Census of England and Wales (1851)

The following are sections and extracts from various publications relating to the 1851 Census.


Population

Population in Districts or Unions, 1841 and 1851.

The following is extracted from Tables of the Population and Houses[1]

WEST RIDING Population
1841 1851
Persons Males Females Persons Males Females
Barnsley 30935 15919 15016 34979 17936 17043
Bradford 132161 65334 66827 181977 88969 93008
Dewsbury 60709 30143 30566 71768 35634 36134
Halifax 109073 53912 55161 120943 59893 61050
Huddersfield 109011 55205 53806 123843 62631 61212
Leeds 88741 42660 46081 101331 48803 52528
Saddleworth 16829 8350 8479 17799 8834 8965
Sheffield 85293 42176 43117 103602 51837 51765
Wakefield 45698 22977 22721 48964 24333 24631

Increase of Population in Manufacturing and Mining Districts.

The following is extracted from Statistical Papers Based on the Census of England and Wales, 1851 by Thomas A. Welton.[2]

Registration Districts Population Increase
1841 1851 Number Percent
Leeds Cloth District: 382325 432093 49768 13.0
 — Dewsbury 60709 71768 11059 18.2
 — Huddersfield 109011 123860 14849 13.6
 — Hunslet 79955 88679 8724 10.9
 — Leeds 88741 101343 12602 14.2
 — Otley 27080 28644 1564 5.8
 — Saddleworth 16829 17799 970 5.8
Bradford Worsted District: 277401 348825 71424 25.7
 — Bradford 132161 181964 49803 37.7
 — Halifax 109073 120958 11885 10.9
 — Keighley 36167 45903 9736 26.9

Occupations

The following is extracted from Statistical Papers Based on the Census of England and Wales, 1851 by Thomas A. Welton.[2]

Registration
Districts
Percentages of men employed in Percentages of women employed in
Mining Manufactures Sea
navigation
Defence Manufactures
Textile Metal Other Textile Metal Other
Barnsley 14.3 30.7 5.3 0.7 0.2 0.5 10.6 0.3 0.0.
Bradford 6.8 41.9 5.7 0.6 0.2 0.6 30.3 0.1 0.0
Dewsbury 7.3 41.8 2.1 0.7 0.2 0.2 15.2 0.0 0.1
Halifax 5.8 43.8 3.5 0.9 0.2 0.8 22.7 0.1 0.1
Huddersfield 3.5 49.8 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.2 18.3 0.2 0.0
Leeds 1.4 21.5 5.6 2.1 0.6 1.7 8.5 0.1 0.2
Saddleworth 3.5 56.3 1.6 0.5 0.1 0.4 31.6 0.1 0.2
Sheffield 2.8 0.3 44.6 3.8 0.4 0.4 0.2 3.2 1.1
Wakefield 5.8 43.8 3.5 0.9 0.2 0.8 22.7 0.1 0.1

Registration
Districts
Area (square miles) Woollen cloth manufacturers Total number of manufacturers of textile fabrics Number per square mile Number percent on population
Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women
Otley 121 1607 539 2227 1098 18.4 9.1 28.0 14.9
Leeds 3.25 3624 880 5776 2517 1777.2 774.5 21.5 8.5
Hunslet 62 4539 1919 6095 3555 98.3 57.3 26.5 14.6
Dewsbury 38 4603 2448 7509 2802 197.6 73.7 41.8 15.2
Huddersfield 104 13935 4195 15910 5695 153.0 54.8 49.8 18.3
Saddleworth 29 1507 670 2687 1516 92.7 52.3 56.3 31.6

Registration
Districts
Area
(sq. miles)
Men. Coal
miners.
Total no.
of miners
and quarriers
Proportion of miners Agriculturists
per
sq. mile
Percent Per sq. mile
Barnsley 55 9562 1222 1371 14.3 24.9 24.5
Bradford 63 47058 2171 3204 6.8 50.9 44.4
Dewsbury 38 17983 1217 1319 7.3 34.7 40.2
Halifax 81 31023 724 1801 5.8 22.2 33.4
Huddersfield 104 31961 593 1129 3.5 10.9 29.2
Leeds 3.25 26814 296 380 1.4 116.9 21.3
Sheffield 17 28293 741 792 2.8 46.6 53.9
Wakefield 63 12743 1381 1428 11.2 22.7 35.9

Houses

Houses in Districts or Unions, 1841 and 1851.

Extracted from Tables of the Population and Houses[3]

WEST RIDING Houses
1841 1851
Inhabited Uninhabited Building Inhabited Uninhabited Building
Barnsley 5769 165 75 6774 152 36
Bradford 25551 2551 435 34445 549 391
Dewsbury 11971 891 87 14362 358 149
Halifax 20851 1895 296 23622 1090 275
Huddersfield 20243 1349 152 23477 814 326
Leeds 18743 1249 221 21066 1052 129
Saddleworth 3087 555 19 3371 333 28
Sheffield 17626 2588 129 20799 200 173
Wakefield 8987 625 116 9885 605 51

Religious Worship

Religious Accommodation and Attendance in Large Towns.

Extracted from Religious Worship in England and Wales (published 1854).[4]

Religious Denomination Number of Places of Worship Number of Sittings Number of Attendants at Public Worship on Sunday, March 30, 1851 [inc. Sunday Scholars]
Free Appropriated Total Morning Afternoon Evening
Huddersfield (Parliamentary Borough). Population 30,880.
Total 25 4528 11259 15787 8758 3309 6328
Protestant Churches:
Church of England 7 2015 3775 5790 3670 2020 2300
Independents 2 460 2450 2910 1717 261 908
Particular Baptists 2 40 280 320 82 80 218
General Baptist New Connexion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Society of Friends 1 429 0 429 73 4 0
Unitarians 1 100 120 220 120 0 90
Wesleyan Methodists 5 668 2856 3524 1763 282 1307
Methodists New Connexion 3 266 946 1212 498 285 525
Primitive Methodists 1 200 432 632 348 240 600
Wesleyan Reformers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isolated Congregations 1 100 0 100 47 70 0
Other Christian Churches:
Roman Catholics 1 0 400 400 400 0 300
Latter Day Saints 1 250 0 250 40 30 80

Notes

  1. Available on Google Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Available on Google Books.
  3. Available on Google Books.
  4. Available on Google Books.

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