Historical Censuses Collections (CHCC)
Two types of demographic data are available from the CHCC collection.
Individual Level Demographic Data
Individual-level demographic data is available from the transcribed manuscripts of the complete census
enumerators' books of the 1881 census for England and Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of
Man, accounting for some 26 million individuals. These data, originally transcribed
and published by the Genealogical Society of Utah (and available to the non-HE/FE
community from Church of Latter Day Saints)
have been enriched, enhanced and geographically standardised. These data provide information about the name, address, relationship
to the head of household, marital status, age, occupation, birthplace and disabilities
of millions of individuals, as well as a large group of derived demographic
These data now form part of the Integrated Census Microdata collection and are available via the ICeM site
Aggregate Level Demographic Data
Also available for download are three major collections of aggregate-level
demographic data - the Great Britain Historical Database, the Database of Irish Historical Statistics and the Database of
Welsh Historical Statistics. These aggregate-level demographic statistics cover a
wide range of tables from the published census reports.
Due to technical issues, these data are no longer available online. Please contact us
for further information.