The 1891 UK Census

The 1891 UK census contains the same questions as those from 1881, with a few additions.

The extra questions relate to two areas: the number of rooms occupied in the house, if less than 5, and employment status. 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 5-6, 1891. 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 1891 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)
    • Number of rooms occupied, if less than 5
  • Name and Surname of each Person
  • Relation to head of family
  • Condition as to Marriage
  • Age last birthday of
    • Males
    • Females
  • Rank, Profession, or Occupation
  • Employer
  • Employed
  • Neither employer nor employed
  • Where born
  • Whether
    1. deaf and dumb
    2. blind
    3. lunatic, imbecile or idiot






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