1831 Census of Great Britain, Abstract of answers (Sample Report Title: Abstracts 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 the Increase or Diminution thereof." Enumeration Abstract.), Table [1] : " Population Abstract".

List for top level England and Wales  
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Total of Persons
Males Twenty Years of Age
Occupiers employing Labourers.
Occupiers not employing Labourers.
Labourers employed in Agriculture.
England and Wales Dep Total   13,895,714 Show data context 3,394,638 Show data context 161,155 Show data context 114,749 Show data context 799,801 Show data context
England Dep Drill-down 12,992,297 Show data context 3,173,022 Show data context 139,779 Show data context 93,640 Show data context 739,488 Show data context
Wales Dep Drill-down 903,417 Show data context 221,616 Show data context 21,376 Show data context 21,109 Show data context 60,313 Show data context


1 This transcription also includes sub-parish units, but as they have not been systematically added to the auo they are not included in the material copied into the g_data table.
2 The original table includes Scotland, however the Scottish counties have not yet been transcribed.

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This website does not try to provide an exact replica of the original printed census tables, which often had thousands of rows and far more columns than will fit on our web pages. Instead, we let you drill down from national totals to the most detailed data available. The column headings are those that appeared in the original printed report. The numbers presented here, which are the same ones we use to create statistical maps and graphs, come from the census table and have usually been carefully checked.

The system can only hold statistics for units listed in our administrative gazetteer, so some rows from the original table may be missing. Sometimes big low-level units, like urban parishes, were divided between more than one higher-level units, like Registration sub-Districts. This is why some pages will give a higher figure for a lower-level unit: it covers the whole of the lower-level unit, not just the part within the current higher-level unit.


We are grateful to the following contributors. If you make use of the data in your own work, please follow any instructions given here on acknowledgment and re-use.

David Allan Gatley (School of Social Sciences, University of Staffordshire). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.