The 1901 UK Census

The 1901 UK census contains very few changes as compared to the 1891 version. The substance of the questions did not change, but some were slightly reworded in places.

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





The census occurred as of the night of March 31-April 1, 1901. 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 1901 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
    • In Occupation
    • Not in Occupation
    • Buildings
  • 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
  • Profession, or Occupation
  • Employer, worker, or own account
  • If working at home
  • Where born
  • Whether
    1. Deaf and dumb
    2. Blind
    3. Lunatic
    4. Imbecile or feeble-minded






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