New South Wales census returns

The following census returns for New South Wales containing information about individuals have survived:

  • 1828
  • 1841
  • 1891
  • 1901

This page provides an overview of how to access surviving censuses for New South Wales

In the Library - eResources and other

1828 Census Householders' Returns (SR/AO Reel nos. 2506-07, 2551-52)

Available in eResources, and in Microfilm Drawer labelled “New South Wales 6”, Call Number mfm N 229 and

on Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room reference shelves at RX 929.394 C396.

Digitised images available in Ancestry.com in eResources

1841 Census, Abstracts of Householders Returns (A.O. Reel nos. 2222 - 2223)

The information on the return includes name, age, condition, ship by which persons had arrived, land owned, areas

cleared and cultivated, and the number of stock owned.

Further description and an online index is available at State Records of New South Wales website at

www.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/1841census/introduction.htm. Also available in Ancestry.com

Microfilm Drawer labelled “New South Wales 6”, Call Number mfm G 21464 (2 reels)

 

Collectors' Books, 1891 Census

A guide to District Names and Numbers is available at State Records of New South Wales website at

www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/census_4648.asp. A booklet showing details of subdistricts is at RM mfm G

21, 464 on the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room reference shelves.

Microfilm Drawer labelled “New South Wales 6”, Call Number mfm G 22607-22642

1901 Census Collector Books

An online guide to District Names and Numbers is available at State Records of New South Wales website at

www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/census_4648.asp.

Microfiche Compartment 9; Call Number mc N 1500

Paracensus of Australia 1788-1828

Microfiche Compartment 9; Call Number mc N 1777 (incomplete, 1998) and available in eResources

Print Reference Collection

 

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