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Broken Down by Age, Sex and Religion:
The History of the Census in Britain

Join our census experts as they discuss the historical legacy and impact of British Censuses since 1801 and look forward to the 21st British Census in 2011.

Censuses of the population of Britain began in 1801, and 2011 brings the 21st. The records and data they have generated from one of the most important ways of understanding how society has changed in Britain, and throw up many intriguing stories and insights. 

MP3 file, 1 hr 32 mins 35 secs, 37.09 MB