Census

Census Sources

A census of the Irish population was taken every ten years from 1821 until 1911 covering each household in the 32 counties. Census form (tn)However, only 1901 and 1911 manuscript returns survive. The returns are arranged by townland in rural areas and by street in urban areas. 

Census of Population includes the 1901 and 1911 census, as well as Carrick-on-Suir census of 1799.

  • 1901 Census: The earliest complete and extant census available, and therefore an invaluable resource. Currently available on microfilm in Dungarvan Central Library. Please book ahead for use of microfilm reader. The 1901 Census can now be accessed online through the National Archives.
  • 1911 Census: Currently available on microfilm in Dungarvan Central Library. Please book ahead for use of microfilm reader.  The 1901 Census can now be accessed online through the National Archives.
  • Carrick-on-Suir Census 1799:  Available on microfilm. Consists of 116 Census Sheets. Also includes details such as Trades Index,  Proportion of Males to Females. 

Index to the 1901 and 1911 Census

You can dowload the index to both the 1901 and 1911census here. This three-part index identifies the microfilm roll numbers containing returns for all areas in County Waterford. It is also useful as an aid in identifying DED and townland information when using the 1901 and 1911 Census Online.

To use the aforementioned index, an initial townland reference is required. You can then complete the following sequence of searches:

  • Index 1: Identify DED containing townland in question.
  • Index 2: Locate reference number of resultant DED.
  • Index 3: Using this DED number, browse part 3 of the index to identify exact area.

This index functions as a finding aid to Microfilm Resources, and is bookmarked to facilitate browsing between Indexes. For further information on using or booking Microfilm Readers, contact Dungarvan Central Library.

For additional information see Census Onliine, consult The National Archives of Ireland.

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