1901 Census for Cambridgeshire & the Isle of Ely - Facts

As we are all aware the 1901 Census is available to us all in the next couple of years. From the Census statistics we can glean a little of the information that will be available. What you may not be aware of is the fact that for the first time ever the Census information will be made available on the Internet as part of the Government's policy to make information more readily available.

This will have the effect of allowing our cousins overseas access to the information without having to travel at all. No longer the need for microfiche, long waits at records offices, etc. How this information will be presented and how it will be accessed is still an unknown quantity but tenders have been made and accepted for the job. If this information is anything like that available from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org/) then the site will have to be very robust.

The publishing of the information on the Internet does not mean that the information will not be presented in its more usual formats of microfilm or microfiche; these facilities will still be available.

During 1999 the 1881 Census is to be made available on CD-Rom and more information can be found on the site of the Jesus Christ Church of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) (http://www.lds.org/). By providing the 1901 Census in an electronic format one must wonder how long before this to is available on CD-Rom.

The following pages provide some statistics for the 1901 Census for Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely which combined form the Ancient County. One must wonder about the Strays information that should be available given that nearly 16,000 people migrated from the County.

1901 Census for Cambridgeshire & the Isle of Ely - Facts (contd.)

General Facts

Cambs

Isle of Ely

Ancient County

Regist County

 

Poplulation

 
               

Area in Statutue Acres

315,171

238,048

549,723

566,371

 

1891

188,961

Inhabited Houses

28,128

15,044

44,417

46,483

 

1901

190,682

Population

120,264

64,495

190,682

200,680

 

Male - 1901

92,550

           

Female - 1901

98,132

Uninhabited houses in occupation

   

1,291

       

Uninhabited houses not occupation

   

2,018

   

1801

89,346

           

1811

101,109

Electors

1901

1902

     

1821

122,387

           

1831

143,955

Northern or Wisbech Division

10,105

10,357

     

1841

164,459

Western or Chesterton Division

10,502

10,397

     

1851

185,405

Eastern or Newmarket Division

9,513

9,538

     

1861

176,033

Cambridge

8,300

8,413

     

1871

186,906

           

1881

185,706

Tenements

Total

Fewer than

     

1891

188,961

   

5 Rooms

     

1901

190,682

Cambridgeshire

28,400

11,004

         

Isle of Ely

15,232

6,770

         

 

Cambridgeshire Breakdown

Area Statute Acres

 

Inhabited

Houses

Uninhabited

Occupied

Uninhabited

Not Occupied

Being Built

 

1891

Persons

Total

1901

Male

 

Female

                   

Northern or Wisbech Division

189,650

11,964

264

308

97

49,645

51,282

25,421

25,861

Western or Chesterton Division

191,073

10,497

194

599

56

46,108

43,317

21,436

21,881

Eastern or Newmarket Division

165,025

11,109

278

669

69

48,878

48,352

24,094

24,258

Cambridge

3,975

19,847

555

442

85

44,330

47,731

21,599

26,132

                   

Cambridgeshire

315,171

28,128

930

1539

185

120,645

120,264

57,680

62,584

Isle of Ely

238,048

15,044

329

464

120

63,340

64,495

31,978

32,517

 

1901 Census for Cambridgeshire & the Isle of Ely - Facts (Contd.)

 

Area

 

Houses

     

Persons

   

Cambridgeshire Breakdown

Statute

 

Uninhabited

Uninhabited

Being

   

1901

 
 

Acres

Inhabited

Occupied

Not Occupied

Built

1891

Total

Male

Female

                   

Cambridge (Metroploitan Borough)

3,233

8,700

526

340

69

36,983

38,379

17,169

21,210

Chesterton (Rural District)

78,200

5,546

97

282

43

23,464

23,655

11,459

12,196

Linton (Rural District)

48,115

2,560

52

253

2

12,120

10,729

5,290

5,439

Newmarket (Rural District)

81,103

4,511

130

238

28

19,378

19,065

9,696

9,369

Swavesey (Rural District)

14,445

643

12

82

-

2,934

2,468

1,218

1,250

Thorney (IofE) (Rural District)

18,950

380

2

4

3

1,878

1,799

909

890

Ely (IofE) (Rural District)

64,015

2,905

36

131

7

12,760

12,383

6,204

6,179

Whittlesey (IofE) (Rural District)

25,819

685

5

22

1

2,789

3,194

1,687

1,507

Wisbech (IofE) (Rural District)

46,111

2,007

25

60

21

8,554

8,672

4,451

4,221

 

379,991

27,937

885

1,412

174

120,860

120,344

58,083

62,261

Parish Totals

- Persons

Cambs

Isle
of Ely

 

1891-1901

Births Marriages & Deaths

           
                     

Parishes

131

37

   

Population

 

Registered 1/4/1891-31/3/1901

1-49 Persons

4

2

 

Cambridgeshire

1891

1901

 

Marriages

Births

Deaths

50-99

6

1

 

Census 1891

196,269

200,718

 

13,581

52,114

31,763

100-199

23

3

 

1st6 Nov 1897

196,223

200,680

       

200-299

17

2

               

300-399

14

3

 

Incr. In Population

 

4,452

       

400-499

18

3

 

Excess births over deaths

 

20,351

       

500-749

21

2

 

Migration

 

-15,899

       

750-999

8

1

1000-4999

18

18

               

5000-9999

1

2

               

10000-19999

-

-

               

20000+

1

-

               

 

 

1901 Census for Cambridgeshire & the Isle of Ely - Facts (Contd.)

Breakdown of Tenements

Cambridgeshire

Rooms

Isle of Ely

of Fewer than 5 Rooms

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

                 

Total

128

1,474

2,157

7,245

46

879

1,076

4,769

Occupied by no. of persons - 1

109

542

273

487

40

357

138

287

Occupied by no. of persons - 2

10

459

594

1,483

5

285

295

1,036

Occupied by no. of persons - 3

5

209

443

1,532

1

112

230

1,018

Occupied by no. of persons - 4

-

120

255

1,180

-

55

156

858

Occupied by no. of persons - 5

2

69

192

930

-

41

121

601

Occupied by no. of persons - 6

2

49

170

687

-

17

69

436

Occupied by no. of persons - 7

-

16

107

467

-

10

34

250

Occupied by no. of persons - 8

-

7

71

256

-

1

20

154

Occupied by no. of persons - 9

-

3

37

142

-

-

8

86

Occupied by no. of persons - 10

-

-

8

58

-

1

4

31

Occupied by no. of persons - 11

-

-

4

17

-

-

-

10

Occupied by no. of persons - 12+

-

-

3

6

-

-

1

2


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