The 1911 Irish Census
The 1911 Irish census is only one of two Irish censuses available, the other one being 1901. While earlier censuses were taken, some were destroyed in a fire during the unrest in 1922, and others were recycled during a paper shortage in World War II. Only small fragments of some earlier census documents remain.
Ireland as it exists Today
Source: Wikimedia Commons
The 1911 census was taken as of the night of April 2, 1911. The questions asked were as follows:
- Name and Surname
- Relation to Head of Family
- Education (Read and Write; Read only; Cannot read)
- Age (Years on last Birthday)
- Rank, Profession, or Occupation
- Particulars as to Marriage
- Married, widower, widow, not married
- State, for each married woman entered on this schedule, the number of
- Completed years the present marriage has lasted
- Children born alive to present marriage
- Total children born alive
- Children still living
- Where born
- Irish language ("Irish only" or "Irish and English")
- If deaf and dumb; dumb only; blind; imbecile or idiot; or lunatic
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