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Charting changes in the geodemographic composition of British cities, 1881-1901

Lan, Tian; Longley, Paul A.

A plethora of research has been conducted to investigate the urban and population dynamics of towns and cities in nineteenth century Britain. This paper presents, for the first time, the nationwide pattern of neighbourhood changes in Victorian Britain at street or individual address level. Making use of georeferenced individual records from the 1881, 1891 and 1901 British Censuses, we devise a street- based historical geodemographic classification that charts the development of urban residential areas across Great Britain during a 20 year study period. Results from this granular analysis improve our understanding of urban and populations during the study period.

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