Welcome to the official 1901 Census website

Search over 400 million people living in England and Wales between 1841-1901 and view images of the original documents.

How does it work?

  • 1Search the name and approximate birth year of the person you are looking for
  • 2View transcribed details of your ancestors and the original census images
  • 3Discover where your ancestors were living, who with and what they were up to between 1841-1901.

Find out how we used to live...

"I found out from the 1901 census that my ancestor used to be a steam engine whistle tester!" Austin, Pembrokeshire

Steam engine

Who lived in your house?

Discover who lived in your house between 1841-1901...

Who lived in your house?