Democratization of public transportation since 1820

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Andolf - University of Gothenburg, Department of History

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of History rorId


The study deals with the variations of caravan traffic, i.e. the number of departed horses per year in the whole country and in various counties (1855-1906) and in tax charge districts and at single inns (about 1820-1920). Furthermore the variations in sea passenger traffic, i.e. yearly incomes for 66 passenger vessels in domestic traffic during the period of 1860 to 1920. Above this there is information on opening and closing hours per year of Göta Kanal and Trollhätte Kanal and the person kilometers of the railways.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Time period(s) investigated

1820-01-01 – 1920-12-31



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09-01 – 1979-09-30
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Historical, Registers/Records/Accounts
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of History

Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Transport and travel (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Transport systems and logistics (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

History (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Published: 2013-12-17
Last updated: 2018-11-19