1901 Census Date – 31 March 1901
The 1901 census was taken on the night of 31 March 1901. However, no entries were made for the many soldiers serving in South Africa fighting in the Boer War on census night in 1901.
Personal Information Collected
The personal information recorded in the 1901 census was almost identical to the previous census of 1891, with the few modest amendments:
- The ‘Profession or Occupation’ question was expanded. Additional questions included: ‘Employer, Worker or Own Account’ and ‘If Working at Home’.
- New question (Isle of Man only): language spoken.
Here are the population figures (both UK and British Empire) recorded for the 1901 census:
since **** census
|Please refer to our Census Records page for more details.|
|Total UK population||41,458,721||9.90%|
|Islands of the British Seas||150,370||1.70%|
|Rest of Empire||344,206,869|
|Total Population of British Empire||385,815,960|