The 1911 UK Census

The 1911 UK census contains a number of new questions as compared to the previous census schedules.

Also, as the head of household was filling out the form, rather than an enumerator, the schedule contains explicit details as to what was to be placed in each column.





The census occurred as of the night of April 2-3, 1911. All persons were to be recorded in the actual place where they spent the night, regardless of where they actually lived.

In addition, any persons who arrived at a particular household on the morning of April 3, 1911, not having been enumerated elsewhere, were to be included on the schedule.

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The 1911 census covered England, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. Scotland did its own 1911 enumeration.

The questions asked on this census were as follows:

  • Name and Surname of each Person
  • Relationship to head of family
  • Age (last birthday) and sex
    • Males
    • Females

  • Particulars as to Marriage
    • Single, Married, Widower or Widow
    • 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
        • Children who have died

  • Profession, or Occupation of persons aged 10 years and up
    • Personal Occupation
    • Industry or service with which worker is connected
    • Whether employer, worker, or working on own account
    • Whether working at home

  • Birthplace of every person
  • Nationality of every person born in a foreign country
  • Infirmity
    1. Deaf and dumb
    2. Blind
    3. Lunatic
    4. Imbecile or feeble-minded






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