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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

Collage of life in the 1920s

What is the 1921 Census of England & Wales?

The 1921 Census of England & Wales is a detailed snapshot of 38 million lives, available online only at Findmypast. We're delighted to have been chosen by The National Archives to bring it to you.

Was your grandmother one of the first policewomen? Or your grandfather one of the last knocker uppers? Not only does the 1921 Census reveal what they did for a living, it shows you where they did it and who with. With advanced search, you’ll uncover occupations and employers that open a never-before-seen window to 1920s Britain.

1921 Census discoveries

We loaf that breadwinner Henry Boardman was so proud of his job as a baker for us that he wrote it in extra-large writing on the 1921 Census.


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My gran's workplace in 1921 is now a hotel hosting Afghan refugees. Ironically, I now work with evacuated Afghans in a different hotel.


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The 1921 Census helped me to break down the most life-changing of ‘brick walls’. I've discovered my mum's birth mother and family.

Sally Colegrove

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Exploring the 1921 Census

Watch our handy video to see how easy it is to unlock incredible census stories. From pinpointing unique occupations to tracing the history of the brands and businesses we know and love, this must-see guide will get you started and keep you on track.

Transcript €3.00, original image €4.10

How much does the census cost?

It costs €3.00 for every record transcript and €4.10 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.