Election and Social Data of the Districts and Municipalities of the German Empire from 1920 to 1933

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Falter, Jürgen W. (Zentralinstitut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Hänisch, Dirk (Zentralinstitut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, Freie Universität Berlin)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Data base of results of Reichstag elections between 1920 and 1933 as well as data on economic and social structure at various geographic aggregate levels (municipalities and districts); cross section analysis and longitudinal analysis possible. Topics: Identification variables for the area units: name of survey unit, constituency affiliation, aggregate codes; Reichstag election results (6.6.1920, 4.5.1924, 7.12.1924, 20.5.1928, 14.9.1930, 31.7.1932, 6.11.1932, 5.3.1933); social-structural collective characteristics of area units: number of residents, denominational structure, structure of the population according to economic divisions and professional position, unemployment.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1920 / 1933
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
Municipalities and districts of the German Empire
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Official statistics (housing census, citizen and occupation census, unemployment statistics, election statistics).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6304
    Number of Variables: 237
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8013 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Hänisch, Dirk: Inhalt und Struktur der Datenbank "Wahl- und Sozialdaten der Kreise und Gemeinden des Deutschen Reiches von 1920 bis 1933". In: Historical Social Research / Historische Sozialforschung 14, 1989, No. 1, S. 39-67.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23