Census and Population

A census has been taken every ten years from 1801. The first four censuses (1801 – 1831) were mainly headcounts and contained little personal information. The 1841 Census was the first to record the names of everyone in a household or institution and from 1851 onwards the census shows the stated age and relationship to the head of household for each individual. Only those census over 100 years old are available for use by family historians and can help show family relationships, ages, occupations and place of birth. Currently the last available census is that taken in 1911.

New Fishbourne Census and Population Tables

Record Type Date Reference Folios New Fishbourne Population England and Wales Population
1801         8,892,536
1811         10,164.256
1821         12,000,236
1831         13,896,797
1841 6th June HO107 1100 6 f4-9 295 15,914,148
1851 30th March HO107 1652 f195-206 317 17,927,609
1861 7th April RG9 618 f20-30 341 20,066,224
1871 2nd April RG10 1112 f20-31 362 22,712,266
1881 3rd April RG11 841 f28-38 316 25,974,439
1891 5th April RG12 1100 f37-45 323 29,002,525
1901 31st March RG13 967 f22-35 603 32,527,813
1911 27th March RG14 n/a 863 36,070,000