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General Overview of Status and Movement of the Population of the German Empire, 1841 to 1886.

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Kaiserliches Statistisches Amt
Publication Date
2014-12-05
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    The study’s subject: The data on natural population movement has been compiled on the basis of the German Empires official statistics, which published an overview on population development and it’s vital series: marriages, births, marital births, stillbirths, and deaths (Statistik des Dt. Reichs N.F. 44, 1892, pp. 2-48: Table I.A: General-Uebersicht über Stand und Bewegung der Bevölkerung des Deutschen Reichs). The special feature of these data series is their beginning of the year 1841, i.e. 30 years before the founding of the German Empire. The period of the German Empire until 1819 was characterizes by fundamental demographic, economic and social changes that affected to a considerable extent, culture and politics. Especially the process of high industrialization played an important role. Thus the Empire transformed economically as well as social-structurally in the last decades of the 19th Century from an agrarian to an industrialized country. An indicator for the change was the enormous growth of the population. In 1871 the German Empire had 41 million inhabitants, in 1886 there were over 46 million and in 1910 it had almost 65 million inhabitants. The German Empire included 25 states (Federal states) - including the three republican written Hanseatic cities of Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck, and additional the kingdom land of Alsace-Lorraine. For each of these German federal states, the average annual population and the vitality seriea are reproduced from the year 1841 until 1886 in its respective borders. Data-tables in HISTAT (Topic: Population): Two data tables have been compiled for the German Reich and it’s states and country-parts: - Mean population and vital series (marriages, births, marital births, stillbirths, deaths) per year - Mean population and vital series (marriages, births, marital births, stillbirths, deaths), for the decades 1841-1850 / 1851-1860 / 1861-1870 / 1871-1880. Publication: Kaiserliches Statistisches Amt (Hrsg.): Statistik des Deutschen Reichs. Neue Folge. Band 44. Berlin, 1892. (Royal Statistical Office (ed.): Statistics of the German Empire. New Edition. Issue 44. Berlin, 1892) Territory under investigation: German Empire and it’s 25 states and country-parts in it’s respective borders since 1841. The single German states, provinces and principalities. Sources: Official Statistics: Statistics of the German Empire = Statistik des Deutschen Reichs. Neue Folge. Band 44. Berlin, 1892.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1841 / 1886
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    German Empire and it’s states and country-parts in it’s respective borders since 1841. The single German states, provinces and principalities.
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Official Statistics: Statistics of the German Empire = Statistik des Deutschen Reichs. Neue Folge. Band 44. Berlin, 1892.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 564
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8565 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-19 | Issue Number: 11 | Registration Date: 2017-12-29

Kaiserliches Statistisches Amt (2014): General-Übersicht über Stand und Bewegung der Bevölkerung des Deutschen Reichs, 1841 bis 1886.. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12133