Online Historical Population Reports

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

The Histpop - Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) project provides online access to the complete British population reports for Great Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937. This includes, England, Scotland, and the whole of Ireland from 1821 to 1911. The reports include statistical data for parishes, towns, hundreds, counties, and each country within Britain starting in 1801 and then every ten years till 1931. If you are looking for specific people, search through census records (begin in 1841) and not these statistical reports.

The collection includes 200,000 pages of census and registration material for the British Isles that are supported by numerous ancillary documents from The National Archives of the United Kingdom, critical essays and transcriptions of important legislation which provide an aid to understanding the context, content, and creation of the collection.

Pre 1841 census Statistical Data[edit | edit source]

These charts can be used to determine the development of parishes and towns and surrounding areas from census year to census year.

Below is an example of what information the OHPR will give for each parish:

Abstract of the Answers and Returns made pursuant to an Act ...1801, 1811, 1821, 1831 Census : 1831 is also free google ebook
St Clement Ipswich
Employment
Years
Houses
Agriculture
Trade
Others
Persons
1801
346
refers to persons not families:14; 306; 1204;
1584
1811
709
51
572
167
3305
1821
916
58
551
426
4424
1831
1015
65
586
399
4779

Post 1841 census Statistical Data[edit | edit source]

From the 1841 census forward you will not find employment data in the statistical charts. The population schedules which started in 1841 record the occupations of people.

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