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1921 Census

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 31 Jul 2013 16:18

http://www.1911census.org.uk/1921.htm

The 1921 Census

The 1921 Census for England, Wales and Scotland was taken on the night of Sunday 19th June 1921.

It had been originally planned that the census would be taken on the night of 24th April 1921 but this was delayed because of strikes.

Extra questions asked over the 1911 census included

whether a marriage has been dissolved by divorce
where each person works
the industry within which someone works
The question introduced in 1911 about the number of children was dropped, the reason given was that the results from the previous census had not yet been tabulated. Also the question about blindness, deafness or dumbness were removed on the grounds that the parents had objected to giving this information about their children with the result that answers given in the previous census were unreliable.

There was no 1921 census of Ireland, more details here. The next census both for the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland which remained part of the United Kingdom was taken in 1926. In the case of Northern Ireland, the census was taken on the night of 18/19 April 1926 with the police used as enumerators. The census for The Irish Free State was taken on the same night.

The 1926 Census for Ireland (the Republic of Ireland) is currently (June 2012) in the process of being released by legislation to enable it to be made available to the public with the hope it will be accessible by 2016.

Accessing the 1921 Census .... when will the 1921 Census be released?

The ruling by the Information Commissioner that resulted in the 1911 census being opened early does not apply to the 1921 census because, unlike the 1911 census, the 1921 census was conducted under the 1920 Census Act, which is still in force and which contains a statutory prohibition on disclosure.

The stated government position from the ONS is "its intention to release the entirety of the 1921 census returns in 2022, in accordance with the non-statutory '100 year rule' which was adopted to reflect this undertaking of confidentiality".



http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/census-records.htm

The 1921 census, and all later censuses which survive are kept by the Office for National Statistics. These censuses will only be available 100 years after the date they were conducted.

jax

jax Report 31 Jul 2013 14:45

The only thing I would be interested in knowing was whether my grandfather was serving in the army in that year as I am not sure whether he was in WW1 or not as the name is too common.....although he was supposed to have been in it

The other three grandparents were aged 13 -18 so not very interesting

Renes

Renes Report 31 Jul 2013 14:44

Is it certain the the 1921 Census will be made public ?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 31 Jul 2013 14:43

Apparently it does not have the question re how many children born and alive?

Taken from elsewhere so don't know if this is correct, new questions:

" whether a marriage has been dissolved by divorce
• where each person works
• the industry within which someone works "

I just want to see who grandfather was with, was it wife 1, or the woman named on the 1911 as 'wife' , or someone else entirely before 'official' wife 2 :-D

jax

jax Report 31 Jul 2013 14:40

The 1921 Census

The 1921 Census for England, Wales and Scotland was taken on the night of Sunday 19th June 1921.

It had been originally planned that the census would be taken on the night of 24th April 1921 but this was delayed because of strikes.

Extra questions asked over the 1911 census included
•whether a marriage has been dissolved by divorce
•where each person works
•the industry within which someone works

The question introduced in 1911 about the number of children was dropped, the reason given was that the results from the previous census had not yet been tabulated. Also the question about blindness, deafness or dumbness were removed on the grounds that the parents had objected to giving this information about their children with the result that answers given in the previous census were unreliable.

There was no 1921 census of Ireland, more details here. The next census both for the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland which remained part of the United Kingdom was taken in 1926. In the case of Northern Ireland, the census was taken on the night of 18/19 April 1926 with the police used as enumerators. The census for The Irish Free State was taken on the same night.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 31 Jul 2013 14:13

Now we all know that this will not be released until 2021 + 1 day (I think that is the rule)

So far the 1911 seems to have been one of the most useful for us Family Historians, with the Years of Marriage, Children Born etc.

But what questions were asked on the 1921 census, which apart from name & age will be of help to us.

:-)