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census information for England & Wales inc 1911

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Joy Report 3 May 2010 14:30
29 April 2010
Credit pricing change for census records
We have increased the amount of credits you will be charged to view an 1841-1901 census record from 3 to 5. This is the first time we've increased our credit pricing in 4 years and we hope you'll understand our need to reflect the current market rates in our pricing. The 1881 census transcript images will remain free to view.


Joy Report 31 May 2010 23:01

And now the 1911 census can be searched in GR, too.


Joy Report 6 Jun 2010 19:36

Brought forward for Sally.


Joy Report 10 Jul 2010 21:32

After 2011, it is possible there may be no more census taken in the UK

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, said the huge survey, which takes place every 10years, was an expensive and inefficient way of working out the population of Britain.
He told the Daily Telegraph: "There are, I believe, ways of doing this which will provide better, quicker information, more frequently and cheaper."
The Government is looking at using sources such as public and private databases, possibly from credit reference agencies and the Royal Mail.
Britain has carried out a Census every decade since 1801, apart from 1941 during the Second World War.

A spokesman for the Cabinet Office said: "The Government is examining whether after 2011 there are different ways of getting this information but no decision has been taken."

The next one will take place in March next year, at an estimated cost of £482 million. It asks for detailed information including nationality, religious faith and marital status.


Joy Report 21 Jul 2010 09:15

The 1921 Census was taken on the night of Sunday 19th June 1921.

It had been originally planned that the census would be taken on the night of 24th April 1921 but this was delayed because of strikes.

Extra questions asked over the 1911 census included

whether a marriage has been dissolved by divorce
where each person works
the industry within which someone works
The question introduced in 1911 about the number of children was dropped, the reason given was that the results from the previous census had not yet been tabulated. Also the question about blindness, deafness or dumbness were removed on the grounds that the answers given in the previous census were unreliable and also parents had objected to giving this information about their children.

Accessing the 1921 Census .... when will the 1921 Census be released?
The ruling by the Information Commissioner that resulted in the 1911 census being opened early does not apply to the 1921 census because, unlike the 1911 census, the 1921 census was conducted under the 1920 Census Act, which is still in force and which contains a statutory prohibition on disclosure.

The stated government position from the ONS is "its intention to release the entirety of the 1921 census returns in 2022, in accordance with the non-statutory '100 year rule' which was adopted to reflect this undertaking of confidentiality".


Joy Report 14 Aug 2010 20:40

- for Norma


Joy Report 18 Aug 2010 18:33

Brought forward for Gary.


Joy Report 28 Aug 2010 22:55

This gives early census for Ardleigh in Essex:


Joy Report 3 Jan 2011 22:35

- for new readers

Small but Perfectly Formed Wendy

Small but Perfectly Formed Wendy Report 3 Jan 2011 23:44

Thanks for this Joy.x


Joy Report 18 Jan 2011 17:21

You're welcome, Wendy, good to see you :-)
Everything you need to know about the census and why it matters to you.


Joy Report 25 Mar 2011 21:09

The following on-line sources are now available for free
until 31 March 2012 at Devon Record Office, Sowton,
 1911 census
 Find My Past
 Documents Online


Joy Report 9 Mar 2012 21:39

Still useful information.


Joy Report 6 Jan 2013 09:02

For Pam.


GlasgowLass Report 25 Apr 2013 11:35

I have a hard copy of a census, taken in the Parish of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire.
in 1807
All people in one household were named, but has no ages or relationships are provided
Married women are entered under their maiden name


Joy Report 25 Apr 2013 14:24

Thank you.


Joy Report 29 Apr 2013 15:18

For Lesley


Joy Report 8 May 2013 09:03

For Joanne


Joy Report 17 Oct 2013 22:29

We have been so fortunate in recent times to have such quick and easy access to many years of census records.


Joy Report 24 Jan 2014 20:31

For Linda.