Dissecting the Documents: UK Censuses from 1801 to the Present
Posted on 19th August 2022
* Please note 7pm start!*
Speaker: Dr Penny Walters
This session will look at the development of the United Kingdom decennial censuses from 1801 headcounts through the decades to last year’s 2021 census. A 100-year closure rule was established after the 1911 Census, so it has been very exciting to have the 1921 census revealed in January 2022. This was the first census after the First World War and Spanish Flu pandemic. The 1939 Register, originally designed for the issuing of ID cards, which can now be seen as a census substitute, will be examined.