Census 1911 Anglesey

1911 UK Census Collection

The United Kingdom Census of 1911 recorded the people residing in every household on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911, and was the eighth of the UK censuses to include details of household members. The Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man collected detailed information on each individual who spent the night in an individual household.

1911 Census was the first UK Census where the census return was written by the ‘Head of the Household’ and the document was used as the primary census return.

Information in the 1911 Census records:

  • Name and surname of each person in the property
  • Relationship to head of the family
  • Marital status
  • Age at last birthday
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Additional information about the dwelling and property was also collected

Additional information included in the 1911 Census:

  • Who their guests were on the night of the census
  • Number of servants they had
  • Whether they were an employer/employee
  • Details of nationality
  • Duration of current marriage
  • Details of any illnesses or conditions each family member had and the date they began

All forms were meant to accurately reflect each individual's status as of 2 April 1911 & the household they spent the night in. People who were travelling or living abroad were recorded at the location or place where they spent the night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into The Census books, which are the original records you can view images of today.

See the top surnames, forenames and occupations in the 1911 Census:

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