Victorian Census

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What did the Census measure?
Local and National population
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When was the Census taken?
Every ten years...1841,1851,1861,1871.....
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Who inspected every household?
Enumerators
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Who did the Enumerators work for?
The government
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What was recorded on the census?
Details of every house
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Why are the Census Returns useful to historians? REASON 1
Provide population figures for a town or county
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Why are the Census Returns useful to historians? REASON 2
Show how different families and classes lived - housing, social status and employment
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Why are the Census Returns useful to historians? REASON 3
Allow people to trace their family history
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Why are the Census Returns useful to historians? REASON 4
Highlight local industries of the Victorian period and how populations moved for work
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What are the answers on the Census called?
Census Returns
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What is a "Source"?
Anything that tells us about the past
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What types of sources are there?
Writing, Pictures, Films and Objects
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Are Sources considered reliable or unreliable?
They can be both, it depends on their origin
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What do Sources do?
Help us learn about the past
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What classes existed in Victorian Britain?
Upper Class, Middle Class and Working / Lower Class
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Give Upper Class Facts....(6)
(1) Landowners with titles (2) Inherited wealth and titles from family (3) Never worked for a living (4) Owned large Stately homes (5) Looked down on the lower classes (6) 5% of the population
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Give Middle Class facts....(5)
(1) People whose wealth come from their work (2) Doctors, lawyers, bankers and people who owned their own business (3) Lived in the suburbs (4) Detached or semidetached (5) 20% of the population
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Give Working Class facts....(6)
(1) Manual labourers - worked with their hands (2) paid low wages (3) Large families, children could earn money (4) Lived in towns and countryside (5) back to back or terraced housing (6) standard of living very poor
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What does a manual labourer do?
Miners, chain-makers, factory workers, household servants
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What were Victorian Towns like?
Cramped and Unhygienic
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Why were the streets unhygienic?
Little, if any sanitation or means to dispose of sewage
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Where did water supplies come from?
Polluted rivers around which the towns were built
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What were housing conditions among the working class like and why?
Very poor. No windows or fresh air
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Did towns grow slowly or fast during the Victorian period?
Rapidly, Fast
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What caused pollution?
Factories and mills
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What was built?
Schools, hospitals and city parks
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What did City Councils build?
Grand offices for themselves...town and city halls
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What was gradually introduced?
Clean water and flushing toilets
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How did people travel?
Railways ad trams
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How were the streets made cleaner
Introduction of suburbs
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What had been invented by the end of the Victorian period?
Electric lighting
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How did people travel?
Railways ad trams
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How were the streets made cleaner
Introduction of suburbs
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What had been invented by the end of the Victorian period?
Electric lighting
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When was the Census taken?

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Every ten years...1841,1851,1861,1871.....

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Who inspected every household?

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Who did the Enumerators work for?

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What was recorded on the census?

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