Dorset Census

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Click on the parish name to link to the Family History Library Catolog entry for that parish. <br>
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|1801 |114452
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|1811 |124718
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|1821 |144930
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|1831 |159385
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|1841 |175274
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|1851 |184380
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|1861 |189015
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|1871 |195774
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|1881 |191028
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|1891<sub>an.</sub> |194568
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|1891<sub>ad.</sub> |191992
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|1901 |200311
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|1911 |220514
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|1921 |224731
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|1931 |239352
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|footnote=Note: 1801-1891 Ancient county, 1891-1931 Administrative county<br />Source: [[Histpop]] [http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/PageBrowser?path=Browse/Census%20(by%20date)&active=yes&mno=269&tocstate=expandnew&tocseq=2100&display=sections&display=tables&display=pagetitles&pageseq=first-nonblank 1931 Census]
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In [[Dorset]], as with the rest of [[England]], census records that recorded the names of individuals begin in 1841 and every 10 years thereafter. {{main|England Census}}
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The earlier 1801 to 1831 census records were mainly statistical. The table shown on the right list the population of Dorset at each census.
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* [[Dorset Census Surname Index]] - an alphabetical listing of place names within [[Dorset]] for which the [[Family History Library]] has an index.
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{{Place|Dorset}}

Revision as of 08:07, 31 January 2012

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1801 114,452
1811 124,718 9.0%
1821 144,930 16.2%
1831 159,385 10.0%
1841 175,274 10.0%
1851 184,380 5.2%
1861 189,015 2.5%
1871 195,774 3.6%
1881 191,028 −2.4%
1891an. 194,568 1.9%
1891ad. 191,992 −1.3%
1901 200,311 4.3%
1911 220,514 10.1%
1921 224,731 1.9%
1931 239,352 6.5%
Note: 1801-1891 Ancient county, 1891-1931 Administrative county
Source: Histpop 1931 Census

In Dorset, as with the rest of England, census records that recorded the names of individuals begin in 1841 and every 10 years thereafter.

Main article: England Census


The earlier 1801 to 1831 census records were mainly statistical. The table shown on the right list the population of Dorset at each census.