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1891 Census

This was the first census to survive in substance after the 1841 Census. Records of the intervening censuses are believed to have been destroyed in the Garden Palace fire on 22 September 1882.

InformationOnly householders are listed. The names of the other people resident in the household are not identified.

How to navigate this Index

There are 100 districts in the 1891 Census Collectors' Books.

Alphabetical list of districtsUse the alphabetical list of districts below to access the information

About the 1891 Census

The 1891 Census (NRS 683, Collectors' notebooks) was taken on the 5th April 1891. What is listed in the index?

There are no names in this index. The index to the collectors' books records:

  • the name and number of the Census district
  • county
  • sub-district (borough or municipal district, ward, township or village, goldfield or island).
  • book number
  • item number
  • reel number

To view further information

For information on householders you can visit our reading room to view the microform. Information includes:

  • locality (name of street, road, gully etc. in town, the number of the house)
  • name of householder
  • number of householder's schedule
  • total number of persons in each schedule (male and female)
  • number of Chinese or Aboriginal people included (male and female)
  • and remarks.

Alphabetical list of districts

A | B | C | D | F | G | H | I | K | LM | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | W | Y

A
B
C
D
F
G
H
I
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
W
Y