Searching census records
Census records for England and Wales from 1841 to 1911 are available online.
The work of making the records available has been carried out by our partners, so please follow the links below to their websites. The websites are free to search, but there is a charge to view transcripts and download images of individual census entries.
|Census||Search by||Provided by|
|1911||Go to 1911census.co.uk||Findmypast.com|
|1891||England||Wales||Channel Islands||Isle of Man||Ancestry.co.uk|
|1881||England||Wales||Channel Islands||Isle of Man||Ancestry.co.uk|
|1871||England||Wales||Channel Islands||Isle of Man||Ancestry.co.uk|
|1861||England||Wales||Channel Islands||Isle of Man||Ancestry.co.uk|
|1851||England||Wales||Channel Islands||Isle of Man||Ancestry.co.uk|
|1841||England||Wales||Channel Islands||Isle of Man||Ancestry.co.uk|
- For Scottish censuses, see ScotlandsPeople
- For Irish censuses, see The National Archives of Ireland
- For 1871 census registration district maps, see Cassinimaps.co.uk
Most local and county record offices hold microfilm or microfiche copies of the census returns for their own areas. Census returns can also usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.
Peter Christian and David Annal, Census: The Expert Guide (The National Archives, 2008)