Victorian Values - Diversity
Origins of Sheffield's Victorian Population
1891 Sheffield Census returns for Scotland Street and Totley, you can see where people were born and where they had come from
before they settled in Sheffield.
You can download a PDF document showing the figures from the 1891 Census - Sheffield Population Origins - which lists how many people living in Sheffield were born outside England, and from which countries. It also shows how many of those people were servants living in the households they worked for.
You can see from the figures that there weren't many people from outside the United Kingdom living in Sheffield in late Victorian times. Immigrants from selected countries in Europe totalled 946, just 0.3% of the total population of the city.
Immigration from outside Europe was a lot more rare, due to the problems of long distance travel. There were a total of 618 people described as coming from 'abroad', i.e. outside Britain and Europe. This was just 0.2% of the total population of the city.
This is map reference for Totley near Sheffield relating to the the census of 1891 on this page»