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1881 UK Census

All Counties
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. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into enumerators' books, which are the records we can view images of today. The original householders schedules from 1841 to 1901 were destroyed.
The cited information was sourced from Census <> This citation is considered to be secondary evidence, data officially recorded sometime after event.
1881 census returns for the UK. 
  • Source Notes
      The 1881 British Isles Census was taken on the night of 3 April 1881.

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