Talk:England and Wales Census, 1881 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues

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Number of Records

The 1881 collection, according to the number of records contained in it is only 5,962,278 records.  Obviously a discrepancy since rhe 1861 census indicates 19,178,973 records, 1871 indicates 1,365,706 -- however, in the collection description it states that it is only 26% complete.  Please make similar notation in the description of the 1881 Census Collection.  The 1891 census indicates 31,782,845 records.  Where did all the people go?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Maggiliz (talk | contribs) 22:53, 10 April 2012 

The Known Issues document now explains the apparent discrepancy. The number of records refers to households, not individuals.