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Search the 1921 Census of England & Wales

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Search the 1921 Census of England & Wales

in 1921

or try an advanced search

What is the 1921 Census?

The 1921 Census of England & Wales is a detailed snapshot of 8.5 million households, available online only at Findmypast. We're delighted to have been chosen by The National Archives to bring it to you.

With address search, you’ll uncover who lived where you now live, who cooked where you now cook and slept where your family now sleep. It’s the closest you’ll get to the walls of your house telling their amazing stories.

1921 Census discoveries

Thanks to Findmypast and the 1921 Census of England & Wales, we have an amazing picture of some of the people who also called our house a home.


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Unexpectedly, I found my Gran’s brother lodging with her in the 1921 Census. Their cramped 4-room house also included seven children under 11-years-old.

Janet Hargreaves

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The address my grandmother worked at in 1921 is now a hotel hosting Afghan refugees. And ironically, I now work with evacuated Afghan families in a different hotel.


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Exploring the 1921 Census

Watch our handy video to see how easy it is to unlock incredible census stories. To see address search in action, jump to the 3-minute mark.

Transcript £2.50, original image £3.50

How much does the census cost?

It costs £2.50 for every record transcript and £3.50 for every original record image. 

This will cover the cost of digitising and transcribing the 18,235,242 images created from the records supplied exclusively to us by The National Archives. It means these precious records are accessible, commitment-free, for everyone.

For all 12-month Pro subscribers there is a 10% discount on any 1921 Census purchases.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore the full list of 1921 Census frequently asked questions for further information.