Start your search of the UK 1901 Census records here. See the links below that will take you directly to the 1901 England Census, 1901 Scotland Census and 1901 Wales Census, 1901 Channel Islands Census and 1901 Isle of Man Census. We are pleased to advise that 1901census.com has linked up with ancestry.co.uk to bring you these direct links. Click on the following links to start your 1901 Census Search:
Full censuses have been taken in the United Kingdom every ten years since 1801 with the exception of 1941 due to the second world war. In addition to this there was no census taken in Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State in 1921. The first four censuses i.e. from 1801-1831 were taken for statistical purposes and not for any personal information. Consequently most of the census records for the 1801,1811,1821 and 1831 censuses were lost or destroyed after the statistical information was used. The first census in 1801 was initially taken to ascertain the number of men in the country that were available to fight in the Napoleonic Wars. An English Government official and statistician by the name of John Rickman is credited with drafting the first bill which was to become the 1800 Census Act. This passed into law in December 1800.
Some of the early pre 1841 census records have survived and some of these listings do include some personal information. The FamilyHistory.co.uk website has a page dedicated to the 1801-1831 census records at this page – pre 1841 Census Records.
This website is dedicated to the 1901 Census UK, although you will find links to the other censuses taken from 1841 to 1911. The next census to be released is the 1921 Census but this is not expected to be released until 2021. There have been petitions to have the 1921 Census released early but so far these efforts have been to no avail.