Census records in England and Wales
A national census has taken place in England and Wales every ten years since 1801, except for
1941 (due to the Second World War). The surviving records of the early censuses of 1801 to1831 are, in most cases, just high level statistics
with no names included so, normally, the first census records of any use to genealogists are those of 1841.
30th March 1851 Census of England and Wales
3rd April 1881 Census of England and Wales
5th April 1891 Census of England and Wales
31st March 1901 Census of England and Wales