The decennial census was carried out on the following dates:
1801 - 10th. March
1811 - 27th. May
1821 - 28th. May
1831 - 29th. May
1841 - 6th. June
1851 - 30th. March
1861 - 7th. April
1871 - 2nd. April
1881 - 3rd. April
1891 - 5th. April
1901 - 31st. March
1911 - 2nd. April
Before 1841, very few of the returns have survived. For details of what exists, have a look at the
book 'Local Census Listings, 1522-1930', ISBN number 1 86006 052 8, written by Jeremy Gibson and
Mervyn Medlycott, and published by the Federation of Family Hsitory Societies.
The following companies are publishing/have published census returns:
- 1841 to 1901 online via subscription or pay-as-you-go.
Archive CD Books
- 1841 and 1861, and partial coverage for other returns on CD. Note that these publications are available from
the Irish branch since the retirement of Rod Neep.