They can be accessed online at the Family History Library and Family History Centers around the world. If need be you can order the 1841 to 1891 census on microfilm. Refer to the Catalog for film numbers. Census records are cataloged under the Parish.
Pre 1841 Censuses
1831 Statistical Census
The 1831 census gathered statistical data that allows one to see the economy of the people. It notes occupations, housing, population for every parish and County in England. It notes changes from the previous census and reasons for the changes. The employment numbers refer to families, since agriculture families were large we can assume that over 60% of the people were engaged in farming activities.
Abstract of the Answers and Returns Made pursuant to an Act, passed in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His Majesty King GEORGE IV, INTITULED, "An ACT for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof": M.DCCC.XXXI : Ordered by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 2 April 1833: Volume 2; Suffolk - Pages 606 - 629
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