Thursday, 29 October 2009

26% of our census mapping project is now complete!

Our census mapping project is storming ahead. We are really making much faster progress than we ever thought possible. The parishes of Minto and Roxburgh are now mapped and for 1841, 1851 and 1861. Remember you can still buy the census in books from our website.

Just for fun here are some statistics from the 1851 census database, which covers:

Berwickshire, Dumfriesshire, Peeblesshire, Roxburghshire & Selkirkshire together with parts of Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire and Midlothian.

Total number of names 208527

Total numbers of households 43023 (average of 4.84 people per house!)

Total number of men 100559

Total number of women 107968

The median age is 21

The average age is 25.8 years

The average age of the men is 24.9 years

The average age of the women is 26.7 years

There are 5749 people over the age of 70 years 3278 of them being women

Only 553 people under the age of 21 were married which is only 2.3% of the total number of married persons

Only 30 people under the age of 18 were married

There are 58970 married persons in total in the database

More statistics next time; in the meantime go to to see if any of the 208527 people where your ancestors!

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