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1921 Census

The 1921 census will become available for viewing in 2022; we plan to publish a transcription of the census later in 2022.

The census took place on Sunday 19th June 1921. It was originally planned that the census would be taken on the night of 24th April 1921 but this was delayed because of strikes.

The question introduced in 1911 about the number of children was dropped, the reason given was that the results from the previous census had not yet been tabulated. Also the question about blindness, deafness or dumbness was removed on the grounds that the parents had objected to giving this information about their children with the result that answers given in the previous census were unreliable.

Extra questions asked were: whether a marriage had been dissolved by divorce; where each person worked; the industry within which someone worked.