The ´Ruhrgebiet´ in the 19th and 20th century: Population development, Employees, Mining- and Ironworks industry

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Steinberg, Heinz G.
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Main topic of this Study is the population development of the Ruhr area from the beginning of the industrialisation process of the large scale industry in the 1840s up to the 1980s. The industrialisation process changed an area composed of various landscapes between the two rivers Ruhr and Lippe into a self-contained industrial area. On the basis of demographical Data the processes of industrial expansion, development and alteration of the Ruhr area are shown. The mining as economic and social foundation of the Ruhr area caused significant emigration phases and aggregation of population. The aim of this study is to outline the alternating interdependencies of economic and population development using the case of the Ruhr area. Subcategorization of the Study (Tables in the ZA-Database HISTAT): - Employees in the Ruhr area by region and by industrial sector (1939-1970) - Proportion of employees outside of the agricultural sector in percent (1939-1980) - Population development of the Ruhr area (1842-1980) - Development of the Ruhr-mining by districts (1860-1980) - Development of the population in the Ruhr area by zones (1939-1970) - Development of coal mining and of large scale iron industry (1840-1980) - Pig-iron mining and extraction of coal in the Ruhr area (1855-1956) - Pig-iron fabrication sites in the Ruhr area (1855-1956) - Change of the land use in the Ruhr area (1820-1913) - Mine closing in the Ruhr area (1920-1980)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1845 / 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Industrial production sites of the Ruhr area in the 19th and 20th century.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Geographic Unit
    Number of Units: 100
    Number of Variables: 224
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8073 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Steinberg, Heinz Günter: Bevölkerungsentwicklung des Ruhrgebietes im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Düsseldorf: Selbstverlag des Geographischen Institutes der Universität Düsseldorf 1978. (Düsseldorfer Geographische Schriften; Bd. 11)
  • Steinberg, Heinz Günter: Das Ruhrgebiet im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert: Ein Verdichtungsraum im Wandel. Münster: Selbstverlag der Geographischen Kommission für Westfalen 1985. (Siedlung und Landschaft in Westfalen. Landeskundliche Karten und Hefte 16).

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