The census in the United Kingdom is decennial, that is, held every ten years, although there is provision in the Census Act 1920 for a census to take place at intervals of five years or more. There have only been two occasions where the census has not been decennial: There was no census in 1941 due to the war; and a mini-census using a ten percent sample of the population was conducted on 24 April 1966. There are actually three separate censuses in the United Kingdom - in England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, although they are often coordinated. From 1821 until 1911, the census included the whole of Ireland.

Previous CensusesEdit

Published CensusesEdit

Template:Overcoverage The census records which have been published relate to the occupants of each household on the date given below:

Unpublished CensusesEdit

Because the 100-year closure rule was established after the 1911 census, some information in that census is now available from The National Archives using the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The 1911 census will become more and more accessible until January 2012 when the entire census is due to be officially released into the public domain. Other censuses after 1911 will not be affected by the Freedom of Information Act, as when these censuses were taken, the 100-year closure rule was already in place.


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This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at List of United Kingdom censuses. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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