Census records for England and Wales from 1841 to 1911 are available online.
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|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 1841 to 1901 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.
Use our research signpost on the census for further guidance.
Peter Christian and David Annal, Census: The Expert Guide (The National Archives, 2008)
The 1921 census and all later censuses remain in the custody of the Office for National Statistics and not The National Archives. No information will be available from these censuses for 100 years after the date they were conducted.