Included in each result is a transcript and image of the original census document. The following details can be found on the transcripts:
By viewing the original images, you may be able to discover additional information, such as the number of individuals living in the same household, the number of residents who are Aboriginal or Chinese, and any remarks noted.
By using the previous and next buttons in the image viewer, you can flip through all the images from the original collector’s books. This includes summary pages, which provide statistical breakdowns of sub-districts.
These records are from the State Records Authority of New South Wales series NRS 685, film numbers 1007 to 1211.
Appointed collectors, who were assigned by district, took the first census in November of 1828. Printed forms were completed by hand with the returns being checked by magistrates who then sent them on to the Colonial Secretary’s Office.
While censuses were conducted in 1833, 1841, 1846, 1851, 1861, and every ten years up to 1901, records only from the 1841, 1891, and 1901 censuses survive today.
The 1901 census was performed on 31 March 1901. The sole records that have survived from this census are the Collectors’ Books for household returns.
Collectors’ Books are organized alphabetically by district. Sub-districts are assigned a number or letter and laid out chronologically within a given district.