Census Input/Outputs

Geographical data sought on each page of the enumerators books
  1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901
Administrative county           X X
City X X X X X    
Borough X X          
Municipal borough     X X X X X
Urban district             X
Rural district             X
Town   X X X X X X
Parliamentary borough     X X X X X
Parliamentary division           X X
Urban sanitary district         X X  
Rural Sanitary district         X X  
Local board       X      
Municipal ward     X X X X X
Parish X X X        
Township X X X        
Civil parish       X X X X
Civil township       X X    
Ecclesiastical parish         X X X
Ecclesiastical district   X X X X X  
Village   X   X X X X
Hamlet, tithing etc     X        
Hamlet       X X X X

Source: Edward Higgs A clearer sense of the census

Census Aggregations: Great Britain 1801-1851 (a selection)
Area 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851
Ancient counties X X X X X X
Hundreds,wapentakes X X X X X X
Ancient parishes X X X X X X
Boroughs X X X X X -
Tythings, Hamlets etc X X X X X X
Eccles. parishes - - - - - X
Civil parishes - - - - - -
Registration Districts - - - - X X
Registration Counties - - - - - X
Poor Law Unions - - - - - X


Census Aggregations: England and Wales 1861-1961 (a selection)
Area 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961
Ancient Counties X X X X X - - - - -
Ancient parishes X X X - - - - - - -
Administrative counties - - - X X X X X X X
County boroughs - - - X X X X X X X
Municipal boroughs - - - X X X X X X X
Urban districts - - X X X X X X X X
Rural districts - - X X X X X X X X
Civil parishes - X X X X X X X X X
Ecclesiastical parishes X X X X X X X X X  
Registration districts X X X X X X X - - -
Registration Counties X X X X X X X - - -
Poor Law Unions X X X X X X X - - -


Census Aggregations: Scotland 1861-1966 (a selection)
  1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961
Counties X X X X X X X X X X
County Districts - - - - X X X X X X
Cities and Principal Towns X X X X X X X X X X
Parishes-Ancient and Civil X X X X X X X X X X
Villages X X X X X X X X - X
Quoad Parishes X X X X X X X X - -
Registration Div/Co/Districts X X X X X X X X - -

Source: Great Britain, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys: Guide to census reports, Great Britain, 1801-1966 HMSO, 1977.
Please refer to this guide for a comprehensive listing