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Census 1961 Project Dataset Example images from the Census 1961 digitisation project

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Census 1961 Project Dataset


Images containing tables from the 1961 Census for England and Wales. The images are a subset of the whole collection. They were used in a digitisation feasibility study between 2015 and 2017. They include county reports and Small Area Statistics (SAS).

1961 was the first time computers were used for a UK census, but no digital data was presevred.

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Office for National Statistics

Related Publications

Crowdsourcing Historical Tabular Data – 1961 Census of England and Wales

C. Clausner, J. Hayes, A. Antonacopoulos

Proceedings of the 2019 Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP2019), Sydney, Australia, September 2019, pp. 42-47

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Creating a Complete Workflow for Digitising Historical Census Documents: Considerations and Evaluation

C. Clausner, J. Hayes, A. Antonacopoulos, S. Pletschacher

Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Historical Document Imaging and Processing (HIP2017), Kyoto, Japan, November 2017, pp. 83-88

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