Journal article

Linking 1991 population statistics to the 1998 local government geography of Great Britain.

T Wilson, P Rees

Population trends | Published : 1999


This article describes how 1991 population statistics and other data based on the 1991 Census areas can be produced for the 1998 local authority geography of Great Britain. Since 1991 a large number of boundary changes have taken place rendering comparisons of population data before and after the changes problematic. Re-basing 1991 statistics on the current set of boundaries allows real demographic change over the period since 1991 to be measured. The article focuses on two sets of population statistics: 1991 Census data and mid-1991 estimates.