The Isle of Man full Census, most recently held in 2001, has been a ten yearly occurrence since 1821, with interim Censuses being introduced from 1966.
Copies of Census Reports dating back to 1891 are available for reference purposes at the Central Reference Library. Earlier copies are available at the Manx Museum. For those interested in historical information, perhaps for research into family history Manx National Heritage has copies of the Census returns from 1841 to 1881 on microfilm and 1891 and 1901 on microfiche.
In consultation with all interested parties the 2001 Census requested more information than previous Censuses. In particular there were additional questions on qualifications, long-term illness and carers whilst, to facilitate further analysis, questions were asked on the relationship between all members of a household rather than only the relationship to the head of the household.
There are two 2001 Census Reports available. Volume One contains the most frequently sought after information, whilst Volume Two contains more in-depth analysis. Both are available to download as PDF free of charge from the bottom of the page.
Unpublished data may be supplied on request. Enquiries should be addressed to the Economic Affairs Division.