Sources

Olympics

Racing towards our limits

London 1908 Olympic Report, available from www.la84foundation.org

London 1948 Olympic Report, available from www.la84foundation.org

Official website of the Olympic movement, www.olympic.org

Grade Britain

IOC data supplied by BBC

It's the taking part that counts

D. Wallechinsky & J. Loucky, The Complete Book of the Olympics, 2012

www.olympic.org.uk, Olympic Games, 2012

World class

Floris van der Merwe, Africa’s first encounter with the Olympic Games in… 1904, Journal of Olympic History, Sep 1999

Karl Lennartz, The story of the rings, Journal of Olympic History, Jan 2002

Ewa Pauker, Ganefo I: sports and politics in Djarkarta, Asian Survey, Apr 1965

London 1908 Olympic Report, available from www.la84foundation.org

London 1948 Olympic Report, available from www.la84foundation.org

Beijing 2008 Olympic Report, available from www.la84foundation.org

Maps produced using Mapresso applet


Population

Survival of the littlest

ONS, Child mortality statistics: Childhood, infant and perinatal, 2010

H.R. Jones, The Perils and Protection of Infant Life, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Vol. 57 No. 1, 1894

Have kids, settle down

ONS, Characteristics of mother 1, England and Wales, 2010

ONS, Marriages in England and Wales: Age at marriage and previous marital status, 2010

ONS, Focus on People and Migration: Fertility and Mortality, 2005

Grey Britain

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, 1954

ONS, Population by quinary age group, 1971-2010

A necessary end

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, 1948

ONS, Deaths registered in England and Wales in 2010, by cause

I. Gregory, BMJ, 2009; 339:b3454

The start of a new way to end

The Cremation Society of Great Britain, Progress of Cremation in the United Kingdom, 1885-2010

The Cremation Society of Great Britain, History of Modern Cremation in Great Britain from 1874

Natural flourish

B.R. Mitchell, British Historical Statistics, 1988

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, 1938-89

ONS, Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, 1971 to 2010

ONS, Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables, Spring 2012 update

ONS, National Population Projections, 2010-based Statistical Bulletin


Housing and home life

Build it up, sell it off

DCLG, Housing Live Table 244

All you need is love (and a marriage certificate)

ONS Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables May 2012 update

ONS Statistical Bulletin,Marriage in England and Wales 2010 

Split pairs

ONS Vital Statistics: Population and Health Reference Tables, May 2012 update

ONS Statistical Bulletin, Divorces in England and Wales 2010

OPCS Marriage and Divorce Statistics: Historical Series 1837 to 1983

Cambridge Family Law Practice, A brief history of divorce, 2012

Kid and kin

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, various years’


Incomes and poverty

Show me the money

A.B. Atkinson, UK series in World Top Incomes database, 2012

G.W. Daniels, H. Campion, The distribution of national capital, 1936 in AB Atkinson and AJ Harris, Distribution of Personal Wealth, 1978

A.B. Atkinson, J.P.F. Gordon and A.J. Harrison, Trends in the Shares of Top Wealthholders in Britain: 1923-1981, 1989

HMRC, Distribution of Personal Wealth statistics, 2010 & 2011

J.B. Davies and A.F. Shorrocks, The Distribution of Wealth, 2000 in AB Atkinson and F Bourguignon, Handbook of Income Distribution, 2000

Workhouse to welfare

Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress, 1909

HMRC, Child Poverty Statistics 2009, 2011

D. Smith, North and South (2nd edition), 1994

Cheaper in those days?

British Beer and Pub Association, Statistical Handbook 2011

ONS, Detailed CPI and RPI reference tables, Jun 2011

DCLG live tables on housing and house prices, Table 502

Historical earnings data from www.measuringworth.com

London 1948 Olympic Report, available from www.la84foundation.org

The benefits of Britain

DWP, Benefit Expenditure Tables, May 2012 edition

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, various years

BoT, Statistical Abstract for the United Kingdom, 1922-1940

Bread and board

B. Seebohm Rowntree, Poverty: a Study of Town Life, 1901

B. Seebohm Rowntree & G.R. Lavers, Poverty and the Welfare State, 1951

B. Able-Smith & P. Townsend, The Poor and the Poorest: A new analysis of the Ministry of Labour’s Family Expenditure Surveys of 1953-54 and 1960, 1965

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom (various publications), 2008-2011

ONS, Long term indicator of prices of consumer goods and services (CPI release), 2012

DWP, Family Resources Survey 2009/10, 2011


Leisure and lifestyles

Mass conception

British Institute of Public Opinion (Gallup) Polls, 1938-1946, via Economic and Social Data Service

Ipsos Mori, selected polling data

British Social Attitudes Survey, selected data

Prof. R. Wiseman, UK Superstition Survey, University of Hertforshire

Liquor up

British Beer and Pub Association, Statistical Handbook 2011

ONS, Mid-year population estimates, 1971-2011

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, various years

Written evidence to Health Committee inquiry, Alcohol, HC151-II

Chilly holiday

L. Lickorish, British Tourist and Holidays Board, The Value of the Tourist Industry, 1947

The British Travel Association, Patterns in British Holidaymaking 1951-1968, 1969

British Tourist Authority, Digest of Tourist Statistics, various

VisitBritain et al, The UK Tourist, various

ONS, Travel Trends, various

ONS, Overseas Travel and Tourism - Quarterly Release - Q4 2011

A balmy celebration?

Met Office, Hadley Centre observations datasets, HadCET

Met Office, Hadley Centre observations datasets, HadUKP

Met Office, UK climate and weather statistics


London

All change

Greater London Council, Transport facts and figures, 1973

Transport for London, Travel in London Reports 3 and 4, 2010-11

C. Wolmar, The subterranean railway: how the London Underground was built and how it changed the city forever, 2004

Do you know the way to Haringey?

1911 Census, General Report, accessed via www.visionofbritain.org.uk

ONS, Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2010

Home of the world

1911 Census, General Report, accessed via www.visionofbritain.org.uk

1951 Census, General Report and County Report: London

1971 Census, Country of birth tables and County Report: London

1981-2001 Census data accessed via www.nomisweb.co.uk

ONS, Population by nationality and country of birth Oct 2010-Sep 2011

R. Porter, A social history of London, Chapters 12 and 14, 1994

Size matters

R. Porter, A social history of London, 1994

United Nations, World urbanization prospects 2011, Table 11a

I. Morris, Social development, 2010


Education

Mob school

House of Commons Library, SN/SG/4252, Education: Historical Statistics

B.R. Mitchell, British Historical Statistics, 1988

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, 1981-2011

K. Jones, Education in Britain: 1944 to the present, 2002

MoE, Education 1900-1950, 1951

BoE, Statistics of Public Education in England and Wales, 1907-08

DfE, Schools, pupils and their characteristics, January 2011

Preachers and teachers

House of Commons Library, SN/SG/4405, Faith schools: admissions and performance

K. Jones, Education in Britain: 1944 to the present, 2002

Ministry of Education, Education 1900-1950, 1951

BoE, Educational Reconstruction, 1943

B. Gates, Faith schools and colleges of education since 1800, in R Gardner, J Cairns and D Lawton (eds), Faith schools: consensus or conflict?, 2005

BoE, annual reports and Statistics of Public Education in England and Wales, 1908 to 1938

MoE, annual reports 1948 and 1958

DfES, Statistics of Education, 1968 to 1988

DfEE, Statistics of Education: Schools in England, 1998

DfCSF, Pupil Characteristics and Class Sizes in Maintained Schools in England, January 2008

HC Deb 19 Jan 1944 cc224-225

You're hired

ONS, Labour Market Gazette, Young persons entering employment

ONS, Labour Market Gazette, First employment of young people

BIS Data Service, Supplementary tables on apprenticeships

Higher intelligence

BoT, Statistical Abstract for the United Kingdom, 1935

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, various years

HESA, Students in higher education institutions, various years

Times Higher Education, World University Rankings, 2011-12


Employment

Working miracles

DoEP, British labour statistics: historical abstract 1886-1968

1971 Census, Economic activity tables

Census data, 1981-2001, accessed via www.nomisweb.co.uk

Annual Population Survey data, 2011, accessed via www.nomisweb.co.uk

ONS Labour Market Statistics, June 2012

D. Baines and P. Johnson The labour force participation and economic well-being of older men in London, 1929-31, 1997

M. Walsh and C. Wrigley, Womanpower: the transformation of the labour force in the UK and the USA since 1945, 2001

Jobs for the boys

DoEP, British labour statistics: historical abstract 1886-1968

ONS, Labour Market Statistics, June 2012

Picket up

BoT/MoL Gazette, 1910, 1927, 1949, 1950

Ipsos-Mori , Attitudes to Trade Unions 1975-2011, 2012

ONS, Labour Dispute Statistics, 2012

BIS, Trade Union Membership Statistics 2011

A. Marsh, V. Ryan & J.B. Smethurst, Historical Directory of Trade Unions vol 4, 1994  

J.B. Smethurst & P. Carter, Historical Directory of Trade Unions vol 6, 2009


Food and agriculture

More chicken, less egg

DEFRA and predecessor departments, National Food Survey and Family Food 2010

A. Godley and B. Williams, The chicken, the factory farm and the supermarket: the emergence of the modern poultry industry in Britain, 2007

Wet fish and damp squids

The Oxford Companion to British History, 2009

B.R. Mitchell, British Historical Statistics, 1988

ONS, Annual Abstract of Statistics, various years

Marine and Fisheries Agency, Sea Fisheries Statistical Tables, various years

The rural revolution

DEFRA, Survey of Agricultural Data

G. Routh, Occupations of the people of Great Britain 1801-1981, 1987

Census of Population, 1991 & 2001

ONS, Labour market statistics, employment by industry


The economy

Olympic growth and imperial decline

Bank of England, The UK recession in context, data annex, 2010

ONS, GDP chained volume (series ABMI)

OBR, Economic and Fiscal Outlook, June 2012

From Empire to EU

B.R. Mitchell, British Historical Statistics, 1988

ONS, UK Balance of Payments 2011 (The Pink Book)

ONS, UK Economic Accounts 2011, Quarter 3 and Quarter 4

Small change

World Gold Council, World Official Gold Reserves since 1845

World Gold Council, World Official Gold Reserves since 2000

Where the money goes

B.R. Mitchell, British Historical Statistics, 1988

ONS, Economic Trends, October 1987

The Institute for Fiscal Studies, Fiscal Facts

Some total

HMT, Public finances databank (archived version)

ONS, Public sector finances, March 2012


Monarchy

Sovereign says...

F.W.S. Craig ed., The Most Gracious Speeches to Parliament 1900-1974, 1975

HL Deb 26 Oct 1948 cc1-5

HL Deb 9 May 2012 cc1-3

Hatches, matches and dispatches

BBC News, Royal Wedding: In numbers, 2012

Monarch airways

thediamondjubilee.org, Outward State Visits Since 1952, 2012

thediamondjubilee.org, Commonwealth visits during The Queen's reign, 2012

www.royal.gov.uk, George VI, 2012 


Technology and communication

Power up

MoT, Digest of energy statistics, various years

DECC/DTI/DoE, Digest of UK Energy Statistics, various years

MoP, statistical digest, various years

MoFP, statistical digest, various years

CSO, Annual abstract of statistics, 1953

DECC, Historical Coal Data: Coal Availability and Consumption, 1853 to 2010

G. Orwell, Down the Mine, The Road to Wigan Pier (part 1, ch. 2), 1937

Video killed the cinema's star 

BFI, Statistical Yearbook 2011

BFI, UK box office 2011

The other Diamond Jubilee

British Phonographic Industry, Yearbook and Statistical Handbook, various years

Letters of thanks, letters from banks

D. Campbell-Smith, Masters of the Post, 2011

The British Postal Museum and Archive


Transport

Are we nearly there yet?

ESDS SN 6384, The speed of trains in Britain, 1910-2008

D. Culshaw and P. Horrobin, The Complete Catalogue of British Cars 1895-1975, 1997

Collins Gem, Classic Cars, 1996

W. Plowden, The Motor Car and Politics. 1896-1970, 1971

www.thetrainline.com, 2012

Plight train

DfT, RAI0101 Rail: Length of national rail route at year end and passenger travel by national railway and London Underground, 15 December 2011

D.L. Munby, Inland Transport Statistics Great Britain, 1900-1970, 1978

B.R. Mitchell, British Historical Statistics, 1988

P. Bagwell and P. Lyth, Transport in Britain: From Canal Local to Gridlock 1750-2000, 2002

Lookout in the blackout

DfT, Reported Road Accidents, 1950-2010

DfT, Annual Abstract of Statistics, 1926-1950

Four wheels good, two legs bad

DfT, TSGB0101 Passenger transport by mode, 15 December 2011

DfT, TRA0201 Road traffic by vehicle type in Great Britain, annual from 1949, 9 February 2012

DfT, RAI0101 Rail: Length of national rail route at year end and passenger travel by national railway and London Underground, 15 December 2011

British Road Federation, British Road Statistics, 1959

Gridlock in Great Britain

DfT statistics, Licensed vehicles by tax class

DfT statistics, Road lengths by road type


Parliament and elections

Influence and indifference 

C. Rallings and M. Thrasher, British Electoral Facts 1832-2006, 2007

House of Commons Library, RP10/36, General Election 2010

Partied out

House of Commons Library, SN/SG/5125, Membership of UK political parties

Church of England Research and Statistics, Provisional Attendance and Affiliation 2010

Church of England, Church Statistics 2009/10

R. Currie et al, Churches and Churchgoers: Patterns of Church Growth, 1700-1970, table 6.3, British Religion in Numbers

Red story, yellow story

C. Rallings and M. Thrasher, British Electoral Facts 1832-2006, 2007

D. Butler and D. Stokes, Political Change in Britain, 1974

House of Commons Library, RP10/36, General Election 2010

Representatives of society

House of Commons Library, Election Statistics: UK 1918-2011(forthcoming)

D. Butler et al, The British General Election of ... (1951 to 2010)

M. Stenton & S. Lees, Who's Who of British Members of Parliament

J.F.S. Ross, Elections and Electors, 1955

Ancestral make-up

D. Butler & G. Butler, British Political Facts, 2011

www.parliament.uk, Lords by party and type of peerage, at 11 June 2012

House of Lords Library, LLN 2012/005, Women in the House of Lords

House of Commons Library, SN/SG/1156, Ethnic Minorities in Politics and Government


Crime and defence

Reforming prisons, reforming prisoners

MoJ, Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2011, Annual tables

Crimes of the century

HO, Historical recorded crime series

The Fallen

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Annual Report 2010/11, p.45

G. Sheffield, The Somme, 2003

MoD Defence Analytical Services Agency, correspondence to Library showing UK armed forces deaths by medal-earning theatre 1945-Nov 2011

Guardian datablog, British dead and wounded in Afghanistan by month

DoEP, British labour statistics: historical abstract 1886-1968

House of Commons Library, SN/SG/02183, Defence Personnel Statistics