Enumerators' schedules of returns made by heads of households for the 1951 census, which include the names, age, sex, occupation and parish and county of birth of individual members of the population of England, Wales and the Channel Islands; included in this series are returns from ships of the Royal Navy at sea and in ports abroad.
Creating government department or its successor, not available at The National Archives
General Register Office, 1836-1970
Retained by department, subject to 100 year closure
Administrative / biographical background:
Because of the 20 year interval since the previous enumeration the programme of enquiries for the 1951 census was the largest so far attempted. The 1951 Census of Jersey, Guernsey and the adjacent Islands was the first conducted by the Insular Authorities under the Islands' Laws and Ordinances of 1951.
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