Records of the General Register Office (GRO), Office of National Statistics (ONS), Government Social Survey Department, and Office of Population Censuses and Surveys relating to the registration of births, marriages and deaths and the collection of information about the population by means of census and survey.
REGISTRATION of BIRTHS, DEATHS and MARRIAGE before 1837:
Various series of non-parochial registers deposited in the GRO since 1840 are in RG 4, RG 6, RG 7 and RG 8. Birth certificates from the Presbyterian, Independent and Baptist Registry and from the Wesleyan Methodist Metropolitan Registry are in RG 5.
GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE:
Maps of superintendent registrars' districts RG 18.
Establishment and accounts RG 20, RG 55.
Administration of local registration RG 21.
National Health Service Central Register RG 22.
Royal Commission on Population (1944-1949) RG 24.
Inter-Departmental Committee on Social and Economic Research RG 25.
Population and medical statistics RG 26, RG 47.
National Registration RG 28, RG 101.
Entry books of letters to and from the Treasury and Local Government Board RG 29.
Returns of registered places of worship of protestant dissenters and Roman Catholics, 1852 RG 31.
Non-statutory records of births, marriages and deaths of British subjects abroad RG 32, RG 33, RG 34, RG 35, RG 36; indexes in RG 43.
Registers of persons authorised under Marriage Act 1898 RG 42.
Copies of records relating to removal of graves or tombstones RG 37.
Circulars issued by the office on vital and health statistics (from 1910) and registration (from 1909) RG 41.
Records relating to registration of births, marriages and deaths RG 48.
Records of the Certificate application section RG 49.
Private office papers RG 50.
Photographs RG 54.
Seals of Letters Patent RG 80.
Smallpox vaccination returns RG 56.
Returns of death from cancer RG 58.
Departmental Whitley Council minutes and papers RG 59.
Population estimates 1891-1929 RG 60.
Inspectorate reports on Registration Officers RG 61.
Registration Officers' handbooks RG 64.
Schedules of the Family Census (1946) RG 67.
Original finding aids RG 68.
Certificates issued under the Places of Religious Worship Certifying Act 1852 and Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 RG 70.
Registered files of the Business Statistics Office RG 75.
Specimen documents relating to national registration in both world wars RG 900.
GOVERNMENT SOCIAL SURVEY DEPARTMENT and PREDECESSORS:
Registered files of the surveys RG 40, with reports and papers in RG 23.
OFFICE of POPULATION CENSUSES and SURVEYS:
Original returns of the General Household Survey RG 38, and machine-readable records of the survey RG 39.
Coloured School Leavers' Employment Survey RG 51, and the Labour Force Survey RG 53.
Quarterly copies of birth, marriage and death registrations RG 44, RG 45 and RG 46 respectively.
Reports of the Registration Division RG 57 and the Computer Division RG 65.
Cause (of death) coding manuals RG 63.
Establishment Division files RG 20.
Vital Statistics Branch reports RG 62.
CENSUSES OF POPULATION:
- Correspondence and papers relating to censuses RG 19.
- Enumerators' returns for 1861 to 1901 RG 9, RG 10, RG 11, RG 12, RG 13, RG 14, RG 15, RG 16, RG 17.
- Specimen census returns forms, 1841 to 1951 RG 27.
- A partial set of published census reports and population abstracts RG 30.
- Census process plans RG 66.
- Database of 1961 census statistics RG 72, the 1966 census RG 73 and the 1971 census RG 74.
- Maps of superintendent registrars' districts and sub-districts RG 18.
DATASETS of ONS and PREDECESSORS:
- Historic Deaths RG 69.
- Primary Births RG 71.
- Retail Prices Index (RPI) and Consumer Prices Index (CPI) RG 77.
- Scientific Research and Development Survey RG 79.
- Company Accounts Analysis RG 81.
- Annual Census of Production (ACOP) RG 91
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