The 1871 UK Census

The 1871 UK census is virtually identical to that from 1861, with the addition of a number of categories of disability in the "blind/deaf and dumb" section.

It identified all individuals in a household, along with their relationship to the head of the family.

The census occurred as of the night of April 2-3, 1871. All persons were to be recorded in the actual place where they spent the night, regardless of where they actually lived.

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The 1871 census covered England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.

The questions asked on this census were as follows:

  • Road, Street, etc., and Name or Number of House
  • Houses
    • Inhabited
    • Uninhabited (U) or Building (B)
  • Name and Surname of each Person
  • Relation to head of family
  • Condition
  • Age of
    • Males
    • Females
  • Rank, Profession, or Occupation
  • Where born
  • Whether
    1. deaf and dumb
    2. blind
    3. imbecile or idiot
    4. lunatic

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