In 1974 and again in 1996 the local government areas were reorganised, and Yorkshire is now divided into four ceremonial counties:
- West Yorkshire (metropolitan county, comprising five boroughs)
- South Yorkshire (metropolitan county, comprising four boroughs)
- North Yorkshire (comprising seven districts, plus four unitary authorities including the City of York)
- East Riding of Yorkshire ( comprising two unitary authorities, the East Riding of Yorkshire itself and the city of Hull).
Anne Lister lived in Yorkshire in the early 19th century.
Helen Smith's book 'Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957' (2015) is largely about Yorkshire.