Census

The census is a survey taken by the government every 10 years to collect information on the population of the United Kingdom.

From 1801 to 1831 the censuses were simply head counts with no personal information on individuals recorded (except in exceptional cases). From 1841 personal information on individuals was recorded.

How to view census data depends on the country in which it was taken. Please see How to access the census for further details.

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