English census records

  • Posted on: 21 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Thrales on 1891 census in Wheathampstead
The United Kingdom has taken a census of its population every ten years since 1801, with the exception of 1941 (during the Second World War)1. The census is usually very accurate, with a fine of up to £1,000 for those who do not complete it. In 2001 the form in England and Wales was filled in by 94% of the population.