Passenger Lists statistics and graphs

Now that the Passenger Lists are a complete set we’ve been looking at trends and patterns in the long-distance movement of people by ship from the UK.

The overall number of passengers travelling for each 5-year period from 1890-1960 can be viewed below. Please note that the last bar is actually a six- rather than a five-year period (i.e. 1955-1960 inclusive).

Passenger Lists - total number of passengers travelling by decade

See a larger version of this graph

The number of passengers travelling to the five most popular destinations, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, on the Passenger Lists can be seen here:

Passenger Lists - passengers travelling to the big 5 destinations

See a larger version of this graph

Below is a graph showing the movement of passengers from the UK to the United States of America. It is worth noting that after WW1 and the Russian Revolution the USA looked to restrict immigration – the 1921 Quota Act restricted it to 3% of its foreign-born population of 1903 and the 1924 Quota Act to 2% of its 1890 population. This reduced its availablility as a destination for UK emigrants.

Passenger Lists - passengers travelling to USA

See a larger version of this graph

This graph is for passengers travelling to Canada:

Passenger Lists - passengers travelling to Canada

See a larger version of this graph

Passengers travelling to Australia:

Passenger Lists - passengers travelling to Australia

See a larger version of this graph

Passengers travelling to South Africa:

Passenger Lists - passengers travelling to South Africa

See a larger version of this graph

Passengers travelling to New Zealand:

Passenger Lists - passengers travelling to New Zealand

See a larger version of this graph

Advertisements

2 Responses to Passenger Lists statistics and graphs

  1. John says:

    Thank you for posting these. Are there any plans to make it possible for subscribers to compute similar statistics for criteria of their choice? At present the requirement to enter a surname precludes this, Most would only want the statistics not the links to all the names.

  2. tartly says:

    Tartly says : I absolutely agree with this !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: