Pro-Parris Mobility:


10% Change Total
Down 7
No Change 9
Up 9
Grand Total 25
10% Pro-Parris Change

The number of pro-Parris persisters in the "Up," "Down," or "No Change" categories can be hand counted or found by means of a pivot table, using the Data menu. The results can be displayed in a pie chart.

Rank and percentile analysis confirms the notion that the faction's troubles, evident in 1695, were short-term. Over the course of a decade, more pro-Parris persisters improved their economic standing than declined, and the percentage of those moving "Up" more than doubled compared to the 1690-1695 period. The great majority of these pro-Parris petitioners improved or maintained their standing during that decade. Still, good news was by no means universal: roughly the same percentage of pro-Parris group declined over the decade as was true between 1690-1695.

Sorting members of the pro-Parris faction in descending order of wealth in 1690 refines the idea of general, though not universal, pro-Parris gains. (Select the "Sort" command in the Data menu or choose the "Sort Descending" command in the AutoFilter button on the "Tax 1690" column.) Much of the improvement was experienced by poorer Parris loyalists: four of the nine who moved "Up" between 1690-1700 came from the very bottom of the second quartile of taxpayers (25.2%) in 1690. Two of these four moved into the solid middling group of taxpayers and one moved into the top quartile. On the other hand, three Parris supporters who had been in the top quartile of taxpayers in 1690 fared badly over the decade: two fell into the middling ranks and one into the bottom quartile by 1700. Given the obvious downturn in pro-Parris fortunes between 1690 and 1695, it is to be expected that their gains by the decade's end would be somewhat circumscribed.

What can be said about anti-Parris economic mobility in the decade after 1690? Click Next.