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Census returns

Here you can find out about Census information that you can access via Calderdale libraries.

The first census to collect data about people was in 1841:

  • A census has taken place every ten years since then.
  • Data about people is made public 100 years after it is collected.
  • The most recent release is the 1921 Census. At the moment, we do not have access to this Census. It can be viewed free of charge at Manchester Central Library.

Census data in our libraries

For census records for England and Wales between 1841 and 1911, visit:

Local Studies in the Central Library (Halifax) also gives access to the 1841-1901 Calderdale area census returns on microform.

Census transcripts and indexes in the Reference Library

Coverage Date
Barkisland 1851, 1861
Clifton-cum-Hartshead 1851
Elland -cum- Greetland 1801, 1811, 1851
Halifax 1851
Hebden Bridge 1851
Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse 1851
Langfield 1801
Midgley 1801, 1811, 1851
Norland 1851
Northowram 1851
Ovenden 1851
Queensbury 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881
Rastrick and Fixby 1851
Rishworth 1851
Shelf 1851
Skircoat 1851
Southowram 1851
Sowerby 1811, 1851
Soyland 1851
Stainland 1851
Stansfield 1821
Todmorden 1811, 1841, 1851
Warley 1851

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