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Census 1881 England

The 1881 British Isles Census was taken on the night of 3 April 1881. The following information was requested:

  • Name of street, avenue road, etc.
  • House number or name
  • Whether or not the house was inhabited
  • Number of rooms occupied if less than five
  • Name of each person that had spent the night in that household
  • Relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family
  • Each person's marital status
  • Age at last birthday (sex is indicated by which column the age is recorded in)
  • Each person's occupation
  • Person's place of birth
  • Whether deaf and dumb, blind, imbecile or idiot, or lunatic.
Enumeration forms were distributed to all households a couple of days before census night and the complete forms were collected the next day. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 3 April 1881 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house.
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