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Census - England, Wales & Scotland

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Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1801

10 Mar
No. Statistics only No. # of inhabited and un- inhabited houses
plus # of families occupy-
ing them.
Neither No No No. # of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parish were stated. Statis-
tics
only
# of marriages in the parish only. Statistics by male/ female employed in agriculture, trade, handcrafts, manufacture
and others.
Many women, children and servants
wrongly
included in
male statistics.
No No No
Index Some surviving returns have been published, but these are scarce.
NotesJersey, Aldernay, Sark and Scilly Islands not included in census. Only 99 of 850 Scottish parishes could complete returns. Some Overseers compiled listings of individuals before completing return which may be still in parish chest or local town, borough, or county record offices. Original returns destroyed in 1901.


1811

27 May
Statistics only No. # of inhabited and un- inhabited houses plus # of families occupying them. Neither No No No. # of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parish were stated. Statis- tics only # of marriages in the parish only. Statistics of male/female employed in agriculture, trade, handcrafts, manufacture
and others.
No No No
IndexSome surviving returns have been published, but these are scarce.
NotesSome Overseers compiled listings of individuals before completing return which may be still in parish chest or local town, borough, or county record offices. Original returns destroyed in 1904.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1821

28 May
No No. # of inhabited and un- inhabited houses plus # of families occupying them. Neither No No Recorded in 5-year groupings as well as # of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parish. Statis- tics only # of marriages in the parish only. Statistics of male/female employed in agriculture, trade, handcrafts, manufacture
and others.
No No No
Index Some surviving returns have been published, but these are scarce.
NotesSome Overseers compiled listings of individuals before completing return which may be still in parish chest or local town, borough, or county record offices. Original returns destroyed in 1904.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1831

30 May
Statis- tics only No. # of inhabited and un- inhabited houses plus number of families occupy-
ing them.
Neither No No Recorded in 5-year groupings. Statis- tics only # of marriages in the parish only. Statistics of male/female employed in agriculture, trade, handcrafts, manufacture
and others.
No No No
Index Some surviving returns have been published, but these are scarce.
NotesSome Overseers compiled listings of individuals before completing return which may be still in parish chest or local town, borough, or county record offices. Original returns destroyed in 1904.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1841

6 Jun
All persons in house. Relation to head of house is not stated. Yes Birth place only general- ized to if born in: county, Scotland, Ireland or foreign No No Ages over 15 to be rounded down to nearest age
ending in
a 5 or 0. Ages under 15 were to be recorded exactly. Ages not always recorded in accor-
dance with this procedure.
Yes No Yes No No No
Index Some available through family history societies and on-line. England, Wales, Channel Is., Isle of Man index fully accessible for free on Family Search. Scotland rough index fully accessible for free on Family Search. England, Wales and Scotland partially accessible for free on FreeCEN.
NotesEngland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man index and images fully accessible on pay-per-view websites and index only fully accessible for free on Family Search and partially accessible for free on FreeCEN. Scottish census and index are fully accessible at:
Scotland's People. Index to Scottish census available on some pay-per-view websites. Microfilm of all census images can be ordered to view at a LDS Family History Centre via an account with Family Search. Click here to find a Family History Centre close to you.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1851

30 Mar
All persons in house. Relation to head of house is stated. Yes Birth place only No No Exact age Yes Yes Yes Education no. Infirmities as deaf, dumb, blind or other. No No
Index Devon, Warwick & Norfolk combined index on CD-Rom. Suffolk FHS has produced full county index. Some available through family history societies and on-line. England, Wales, Channel Is., Isle of Man index fully accessible for free on Family Search. Scotland rough index fully accessible for free on Family Search. England, Wales and Scotland partially accessible for free on FreeCEN.
NotesEngland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man index and images fully accessible on pay-per-view websites. Scottish census and index are fully accessible at:
Scotland's People. Index to Scottish census available on some pay-per-view websites. Microfilm of all census images can be ordered to view at a LDS Family History Centre via an account with Family Search. Click here to find a Family History Centre close to you.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1861
7 Apr
All persons in house. Relation to head of house is stated. Yes Birth place only No No Exact age Yes Yes Yes Education no. Infirmities as deaf, dumb, blind or other. Scotland records education as number of people in household attending school. No No
Index Some available through family history societies and on-line. England, Wales, Channel Is., Isle of Man index fully accessible for free on Family Search. Scotland rough index fully accessible for free on Family Search. England, Wales and Scotland partially accessible for free on FreeCEN.
NotesEngland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man index and images fully accessible on pay-per-view websites. Scottish census and index are fully accessible at:
Scotland's People. Index to Scottish census available on some pay-per-view websites. Microfilm of all census images can be ordered to view at a LDS Family History Centre via an account with Family Search. Click here to find a Family History Centre close to you.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1871
2 Apr
All persons in house. Relation to head of house is stated. Yes Birth place only No No Exact age Yes Yes Yes Education no. Infirmities as deaf, dumb, blind, idiot or lunatic. No No
Index Some available through family history societies and on-line. England, Wales, Channel Is., Isle of Man index fully accessible for free on Family Search. Scotland rough index fully accessible for free on Family Search. England, Wales and Scotland partially accessible for free on FreeCEN.
NotesEngland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man index and images fully accessible on pay-per-view websites. Scottish census and index are fully accessible at:
Scotland's People. Index to Scottish census available on some pay-per-view websites. Microfilm of all census images can be ordered to view at a LDS Family History Centre via an account with Family Search. Click here to find a Family History Centre close to you.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1881
3 Apr
All persons in house. Relation to head of house is stated. Yes Birth place only No No Exact age Yes Yes Yes Education no. Infirmities as deaf, dumb, blind, idiot or lunatic. No No
Index Fully indexed on microfiche and CD-Rom available at or via LDS Family History Centres. Some available through family history societies and on-line. England, Wales, Channel Is., Isle of Man index fully accessible for free on Family Search. Scotland rough index fully accessible for free on Family Search. England, Wales and Scotland partially accessible for free on FreeCEN.
NotesEngland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man index and images fully accessible on pay-per-view websites. Scottish census and index are fully accessible at:
Scotland's People. Index to Scottish census available on some pay-per-view websites. Microfilm of all census images can be ordered to view at a LDS Family History Centre via an account with Family Search. Click here to find a Family History Centre close to you.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1891
5 Apr
All persons in house. Relation to head of house is stated. Yes. Also records # of rooms in the house. Birth place only No No Exact age Yes Yes Yes. Also
notes if
person is employed, unemployed or an employer.
Education no. Infirmities as deaf, dumb, blind, idiot or lunatic. No No
Index Some available through family history societies and on-line. England, Wales, Channel Is., Isle of Man index fully accessible for free on Family Search. Scotland rough index fully accessible for free on Family Search. England, Wales and Scotland partially accessible for free on FreeCEN.
NotesEngland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man index and images fully accessible on pay-per-view websites. Scottish census and index are fully accessible at:
Scotland's People. Index to Scottish census available on some pay-per-view websites. Microfilm of all census images can be ordered to view at a LDS Family History Centre via an account with Family Search. Click here to find a Family History Centre close to you.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1901
31 Mar
All persons in house. Relation to head of house is stated. Yes. Also records number of inhabited and un- inhabited houses and buildings. Also records number of rooms occupied if less than five. Birth place only No No Exact age Yes Yes Yes. Also
notes if
person is employer,
worker or if working on own account or at home.
Education no. Infirmities as deaf, dumb, blind, lunatic, imbecile or feeble-minded. No No
Index Some available on-line. England, Wales Index only fully accessible for free on Family Search. NOT available on FreeCEN.
NotesEngland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man index and images fully accessible on pay-per-view websites. Index to Scottish census available on some pay-per-view websites. Scottish census and index are fully accessible at:
Scotland's People.


Year
&
Date
Names Address Place of Birth and/
or Na-
tional-
ity
Immi-
gra-
tion
Rel.
or
Race
Age
or
Birth
Date
Sex Marital Status Occu-
pation
Educa-
tion or
Infirm-
ities
Military Service
Add'l
Sch.
1911
2 Apr
All persons in house. Relation to head of house is stated. Yes. Also # of inhabited and un- inhabited houses and buildings. Also # of rooms occupied if less than five. Birth place only No No Exact age Yes Yes with # of years married to current spouse, (only answered by married women). Also, # of children born to present marriage, # still living, # who have died (answered by married women only).1 Yes. Also
notes if
person is employer,
worker or if working on own account or at home.
Education no. Infirmities as deaf, dumb, blind, lunatic, imbecile or feeble-minded. No No
Index England, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man limited index fully accessible for free on 1911 Census website. NOT available on FreeCEN or elsewhere.
NotesEngland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man index and images fully accessible on pay-per-view websites including 1911 Census website. Scottish census and index are fully accessible at:
Scotland's People.
1 This procedure was not always followed precisely. Often, the information was asked of a widowed husband or wife, the statistics entered but eventually crossed through. Also, this procedure leaves no avenue for the accounting of children either spouse may have had by a previous marriage.

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