The database Sweden 1570-1810: population, agriculture, land ownership

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Andersson Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies

Description:

From an international point of view, Sweden has some partially unique historical statistics, including, among other things, statistics on population growth from 1749 onwards. In the Swedish archives though, there are very rich sources of various kinds, which could provide statistics for periods much further back in time. It is especially important for agricultural statistics, since the official data is not reliable until as late as about 1900. Particularly valuable material in terms of population and agriculture is preserved from the periods around 1570, 1630, 1690. For the period around 1570 and 1630 there are tax records of the number of animals in each parish. As from the first half of the 1600s, it becomes increasingly common with data on the arable land in maps and land surveying descriptions. Around 1690 survey records and maps were established for tens of thousands of farms, in connection with the introduction of the so-called allotment system. From 1736 onwards, hundreds of thousands of inventories of farmers have been preserved. They provide information about the deceased farmers’ ani

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Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of History

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Andersson Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0910

Description:

From an international point of view, Sweden has some partially unique historical statistics, including, among other things, statistics on population growth from 1749 onwards. In the Swedish archives though, there are very rich sources of various kinds, which could provide statistics for periods much further back in time. It is especially important for agricultural statistics, since the official data is not reliable until as late as about 1900. Particularly valuable material in terms of population and agriculture is preserved from the periods around 1570, 1630, 1690. For the period around 1570 and 1630 there are tax records of the number of animals in each parish. As from the first half of the 1600s, it becomes increasingly common with data on the arable land in maps and land surveying descriptions. Around 1690 survey records and maps were established for tens of thousands of farms, in connection with the introduction of the so-called allotment system. From 1736 onwards, hundreds of thousands of inventories of farmers have been preserved. They provide information about the deceased farmers’ ani

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1570 — 1810

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Parish

Unit of analysis:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration
Probability: Systematic random

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Linde, Martin (2012) Sverige 1750: Åkerbruk, boskapsskötsel, befolkning. Göteborgs universitet. Institutionen för historiska studier.
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Palm, Lennart (2012) Sverige 1630: Åkerbruk, boskapsskötsel, befolkning. Göteborgs universitet. Institutionen för historiska studier.
GUPEA

Palm, Lennart (2013) Sverige 1570: Åkerbruk, boskapsskötsel, befolkning. Göteborgs universitet. Institutionen för historiska studier
GUPEA

Palm, Lennart (2012) Sverige 1690: Åkerbruk, boskapsskötsel, skog, befolkning. Göteborgs universitet. Institutionen för historiska studier.
GUPEA

Linde, Martin. Palm, Lennart (2014) Sverige 1810: Befolkning, jordbruk, skog, jordägande. Göteborgs universitet. Institutionen för historiska studier
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Version 1.0:

2014-03-31 doi:10.5878/001684

Dataset 1

Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1570

Suggested citation:

Lennart Andersson Palm. University of Gothenburg, Department of History (2014). Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1570. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001684

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Andersson Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

45

Version 1.0:

2014-03-31 doi:10.5878/001683

Dataset 2

Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1630

Suggested citation:

Lennart Andersson Palm. University of Gothenburg, Department of History (2014). Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1630. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001683

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Andersson Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

61

Version 1.0:

2014-03-31 doi:10.5878/001685

Dataset 3

Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1690

Suggested citation:

Lennart Andersson Palm. University of Gothenburg, Department of History (2014). Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1690. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001685

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Andersson Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

62

Version 1.0:

2014-03-31 doi:10.5878/001686

Dataset 4

Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1750

Suggested citation:

Lennart Andersson Palm. University of Gothenburg, Department of History (2014). Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1750. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001686

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Andersson Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

55

Version 1.0:

2014-08-18 doi:10.5878/002159

Dataset 5

Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1810

Suggested citation:

Lennart Andersson Palm. University of Gothenburg, Department of History (2014). Agricultural statistics on parish level, 1810. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002159

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Lennart Andersson Palm - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

94

Published: 2012-10-26
Last updated: 2020-01-22