Census U. K. 1891

1891 Sunday 5 April
(PRO Class Reference RG12)

The householder was to complete their individual household schedules recording who was in their household during the period Sunday night to Monday morning. On the morning after census night, the census enumerators collected the household schedules.

What is on the 1891 Census record?

Column 1No. of schedule, numbered from 1 consecutively per book
Column 2Name of street, place or road, and name or number of house
Column 3Houses; separate columns for inhabited and uninhabited or being built (entered as 'U' or 'B')
Column 4Number of rooms occupied if less than five
Column 5Name and surname
Column 6Relationship to head of family
Column 7Condition; marital status
Column 8Age last birthday; separate columns for males and females
Column 9Rank, profession or occupation
Column 10Employer; 'X' inserted
Column 11Employed; 'X' inserted
Column 12Neither employer nor employed; 'X' inserted
Column 13Where born; county/place
Column 14Whether 1 - Deaf & dumb, 2 - Blind, 3 - Lunatic, Imbecile or Idiot
In Wales and Monmouthshire only, the household schedules and enumeration books had an extra column for 'Language Spoken' which required either 'English', 'Welsh' or 'Both' to be entered.