Can I view UK census records for free?
Historic census forms from 1841-1911 are available to view free on site at the National Archives in Kew (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/). Current Government policy is that the UK Statistics Authority should retain all census returns from the 1921 Census onwards, for 100 years.
Is the 1881 census free?
About the 1881 Census The 1881 census was taken on April 3rd and the total population of England, Wales and Scotland at the time was recorded as 29,707,207. The 1881 Census is free to view on Findmypast. To find out more about census records read our Getting Started with Census Records article.
What is the latest census available to public UK?
The 1911 Census was taken on 2 April that year and is the most recent census currently open to the public. It’s often a must-search starting point for anyone new to British family history.
How do I get old census data UK?
The 2001 Census was held on 29 April 2001 and celebrated 200 years of census taking in England and Wales. You can access 2001 Census data and earlier from the ONS website. You can also view historical censuses from 1841 to 1911 from the National Archives website.
When was the 1891 census carried out?
5th April 1891
The 1891 Census was taken on the night of Sunday 5th April 1891.
Where are census records kept UK?
The National Archives
Although the original census schedules were destroyed many years ago, the books were kept and eventually moved to the PRO Kew (now known as The National Archives).
How was 1881 census taken UK?
When the 1881 census was taken on April 3rd, the total population of England, Wales and Scotland was recorded as 29,707,207. If the head of the household was unable to read or write, the enumerator – a literate person who would be collecting the census forms – would help fill in the details.
How do I find old census records for free?
http://1940census.archives.gov. Online subscription services are available to access the 1790–1940 census records and many public libraries provide access to these services free-of-charge. Contact your local library to inquire if it has subscribed to one of these services.
Is the 1921 Census available?
In line with government policy, relevant legislation and the promise of confidentiality, personal census data is not released until 100 years after the census in question. Personal data from the 1921 census will, therefore, be made available to the public in early 2022 and will be accessible through Findmypast.
What years were the census taken UK?
A census has been taken in England and Wales, and separately for Scotland, every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941.
How do I find my old census?
Was there a British census 1891?
Discover more about the 1891 UK census When the 1891 census was taken on April 5th, the total population of England, Wales and Scotland was recorded as 33,015,701. In this census householders were asked how many rooms (if less than five) their family occupied, and additional occupation information was also taken.
What was the 1881 census in England?
The UK 1881 Census Each householder was required to complete a census schedule giving the address of the household, the names, ages, sex, occupations and places of birth of each individual residing in his or her accommodation.
Are there any printed data reports for the UK census?
For UK censuses 1801-1991, printed data reports are available. A small number of data are available online from the 1991 Census. Results from censuses before the 1960s are in printed reports.
Can I get a copy of the 1991 census?
A small number of data are available online from the 1991 Census. Results from censuses before the 1960s are in printed reports. More recent output has been both printed and electronic, with increasing amounts becoming available online.
Where can I find a list of censuses before 2001?
A limited selection of the findings of Censuses before 2001 is available from ONS websites. The 1991 catalogue of products and services is a list of the reports, originally published as hardcopy volumes, which are available on National Statistics Online.