Locations

I’ve been looking at data from the electoral rolls for 2002/3. The distribution of Micklethwaites (and variants) is quite interesting (to me at least!). Based on postcodes and a sample of about 750 the results are:

  1. S*                    157      all Sheffield
  2. S70*                99        all Barnsley
  3. LS*                  73        all Leeds
  4. HD*                 72       all Huddersfield
  5. WF*                65        all Wakefield
  6. DN1+              51        Doncaster
  7. LS15+             42        Outer Leeds
  8. LS1+               29        Inner Leeds
  9. S71                  26        Monk Bretton/Royston
  10. S70                  25        Central Barnsley
  11. HD1                 23        Huddersfield
  12. YO1+               23        York/Malton area
  13. HD7                 22        Colne Valley
  14. WF12               21        Dewsbury/Thornhill
  15. S36                  19        Penistone/Stocksbridge
  16. S72                  17        Cudworth
  17. WF2+              17        Wakefield/Castleford/Pontefract/Ossett
  18. YO11+             17        Scarborough/Filey/Brid
  19. S1+                  16        Sheffield centre
  20. S60*                15        Rotherham
  21. WF14              15        Mirfield
  22. DN22              14        Retford

By comparison, from the 1881 census, with a sample of about 450, and based on Poor Law Union districts (which don’t map on to postcodes of course):

  1.             Huddersfield     98
  2.             Dewsbury           72
  3.             Barnsley             69
  4.             Wortley               61
  5.             Wakefield           27
  6.             Bramley              17
  7.             Ashton u/Lyne  16
  8.             York                     15
  9.             Rotherham        12
  10.             Hemsworth         8
  11.             Pontefract           7
  12.             Doncaster           6
  13.             Rochdale             6

I hope you find it interesting too!

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Firstnames

I’ve recently been extracting information from the electoral rolls for 2002/3. The results for location will be in another blog – this one concentrates on firstnames.

Here are the “top ten” – the number following the name is the number extracted from the 750+ entries with surname Micklethwaite or one of the main variants:

 

  1. David                24
  2. John                  21
  3. Paul                   15
  4. Margaret          14
  5. Andrew             12
  6. Mary                  12
  7. Stephen            12
  8. Susan                12
  9. Ian                     11
  10. Roy                    11