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Area Monitors

Area monitors look back at two centuries of census taking in your locality - what kind of homes people had, the type of jobs, the move from the countryside to the towns, the decline in the size of households and much more.

There are 38 area monitors covering England and Wales which take into account that county boundaries have changed, just like the census itself since first starting in the Georgian era. We list some of the historical facts that have emerged from 200 years of census taking.

The page for each region lists a few interesting facts and also offers a downloadable document, featuring the full area monitor for that region. 

Contact details for local Record Offices and Historical societies are available in PDF downloads. Please note that these are historic details and may not be up to date.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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