The Ensenada Cadastre offers a wealth of information for the analysis of the population and the household in the rural populations of Castile in the mid-18th century. In the professional sphere of the La Mancha region of Ciudad Real during the 18th century, biological reasons led sons to remain in the parental home for longer periods, as access to marriage was later than for women. The latter often worked in the same trade as their fathers, which required a longer period of apprenticeship and was a great economic help for the families of small farmers, artisans or muleteers who were on the edge of subsistence and needed their children to live. The analysis of age by groups of activity shows that in agriculture and livestock farming the dominant population is young, as those under 35 years of age account for 48.6%, followed at a considerable distance by those between 35 and 55 years of age, with 39.8%. The case of crafts and trades is similar to the predominance of the young population (58.3% under 35), compared to 25% and 16% of the other two groups. Only the service sector breaks the distribution, where the majority group is made up of the 35-55 age group.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Statistics
Source: Rodríguez Domenech, María de los Ángeles y Rodríguez Espinosa, Eduardo, «La demografía del partido del Campo de Calatrava en el Catastro de Ensenada. Villamayor de Calatrava», Revista de Demografía Histórica, vol. 34, nº1, 2016, pp. 151–190.
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: © María de los Ángeles Rodríguez Domenech, ©Eduardo Rodríguez Espinosa, © Revista de Demografía Histórica
Abstract: Structure of the different professions that took place in Calatrava (La Mancha), including agriculture, livestock and the service sectorImage