The 1921 Census: the largest census release ever in England and Wales

On 19 June 1921, close to 38 million individuals in England and Wales completed a census return. From 6 January 2022 the details of those households will be available to search and view online for the first time.

This unique snapshot lets us step back 100 years and witness up close a key moment in the lives of those who had survived the First World War, and who were embarking on a new decade.

Discover the next chapter in the stories of those you’re interested in – whether they are your ancestors, the people who used to live in your house or community, or individuals relevant to your research.